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Galaxy Cluster Abell 1736

Galaxy Cluster Abell 1736

The Abell catalog of rich clusters of galaxies is an all-sky catalog of more than 4,073 galaxy clusters of nominal redshift z <= 0.2. This catalog was compiled by George Abell’s original “Northern Survey” of 1958, which had only 2,712 clusters, with a further 1,361 clusters – the “Southern Survey” of 1989 – from those parts of the south celestial hemisphere that had been omitted from the earlier survey. Abell1736 is a rarely imaged rich galaxy cluster in the constellation of Hydra that comprise hundreds of galaxies sparse on less than two degrees of sky. Unfortunately none of these galaxies is particularly large to show many details with amateur telescopes.

Apo TEC140 (140/f7.2) - FLI Proline 16803 - L (280m) R (120m) G (130m) B (160m) - Warrumbungle Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia