Waid Observatory

Object: Abell 1367 - The Leo Cluster
Date: Feb. 7-9, 2018    -    Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, Texas
Telescope: Stellarvue SV102ED  -  Camera: ST-8300M    Filters:   Astrodon LRGB
Exposure: L = 255 min. R = 140 min. G = 130 min. B = 150 min.  -  Binning 1 X 1

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Abell 1367

Abell 1367 - The Leo Cluster 1

Abell 1367 is also known as the Leo Cluster.  It is a galaxy cluster consisting of 72 major gravitationally bound galaxies.  The distance to the cluster's center is approximately 330 million light-years from the Earth in the direction of the constellation Leo the Lion.  It and the Coma Cluster (Abell 1656) are the two major clusters that comprise the Coma Supercluster.

The brightest member of Abell 1367 is the large elliptical galaxy designated NGC 3842.  It is located just above and to the right of center in the image above.  Surrounding the galaxy are 3 faint and very distance quasars.  The location and description of these quasars may be viewed here.


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