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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM

Date/Time of photo:

nights of 7 Nov, 3, 13 Dec 2018

Equipment:

Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph and a QSI683wsg camera (Astrodon Gen2 filters) on a Paramount ME

Description:

This image of the Perseus cluster of galaxies, also known as Abell 426, is centered on NGC 1275. NGC 1275 is a giant elliptical galaxy, which is a radio source and x-ray emitter. Abell 426 is part of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster, which contains over a thousand galaxies.

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