Location of Photo:
Morristown, NJ, USA
Date/Time of photo:
4/12/10 - 4/14/10
Imaging Camera: QSI540wsg Imaging Scope: SVR90T Detail in the central galaxies is a composite,incorporating luminance data from QSI on 10" LX200R. Guide Camera: SX Lodestar Mount: Meade 10"LX200R Filters: Astrodon LRGB SVR Exposure: 1.25 hours each LRGB. Four minute subs. LX200R Exposure: total five hours luminance. Eight minute subs. Central crop to highlight the interesting bits.
Hickson 68 is a compact galaxy cluster in the constellation Canes Venataci. The larger neigbor to the lower left is the barred spiral NGC 5371.