NGC 2560 - Cancer galaxy cluster

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Cnc 8h19.9 +20°59' 1.7' x 0.5' 15 220 Mly ???

The Cancer Cluster was found to be a random assortment of galaxy groups, and not a true cluster.

Over 15 galaxies are visible on this image. Note that the full cluster is too large to fit on the camera CCD and comprises about 150 galaxies.

NGC 2560, cancer galaxy cluster

            Finder chart :

NGC 2560, finder chart


Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 14, 2007 Centurion 18" L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
RGB 300