The Abell 262 Galaxy Cluster

Abell 262 is part of the Perseus-Pisces chain of superclusters. This filament is one of the largest known structures in the universe and extends from the Perseus clusters (Abell 426) through to the NGC_507 and NGC 363 groups in northern Pisces. The group contains about 100 galaxies and is classified as an irregular cluster. Although its central galaxy, NGC 708, is a giant cD galaxy, most of its bright galaxies are spirals, which is unusual for a galaxy cluster.

Abell 262 – cropped version

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 6.5 hours (40x300s L + 3x12x300s RGB)
Date: September 2020
Location: Southern Alps, France

Full FOV version

Annotated version

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