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Name / Constellation

Hickson 44

Other: NGC 3190 - 3193 - 3187 - 3185

Leo

Coordinates AR: 10h 18m 00sec - Dec: +21° 48' 44"
Optics Richtey-Chretien Officina Stellare 10"@F8 Carbon Truss
Camera-Mount SBIG ST10XME/CFW10/AO8/VSI Zerotator/Remote Guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Astrodon LRGB TruBalance (Gen 1)
Exposure
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 12 x 900 sec - 3 hours
  • 9 x 300sec - 45 minutes
  • 9 x 300 sec - 45 minutes
  • 18 x 300 sec - 90 minutes
  • UNBINNED
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  • UNBINNED
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) "TLP" Remote Observatory - 20 / 22 feb 2012
Seeing About 2.5" @ 0.71 arcosec/pixel image scale unbinned
Note  
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Commander
Processing MaxIm DL - Adobe Photoshop CS4
Comment

Cluster of four gravitationally bound galaxies. Entire group size is 15' and apparent mag of the brightest object (NGC 3193) is 10.9. HCG 44 is about 50-60Mly away with recession velocity of 1200-1500 km/sec.