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Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging camera: Canon 550D

Mount: CELESTRON CG5-GT

Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducer: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsightPHD GuidingO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 3000x1998

Dates: Sept. 28, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.09%

Astrometry.net job: 83795

RA center: 35.044 degrees

DEC center: 57.216 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.573 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.158 degrees

Field radius: 1.288 degrees

Description

Data acquired on 2013-09-28
The double cluster, Caldwell 14, containing NGC 884 and NGC 869, located in Perseus. Both clusters are approximately 7500 light years from earth. (source: Wikipedia)

Image details:
9x5m ISO800 sub exposures
Calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames

Equipment:
Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded by Gary Honis)
Orion Field Flattener

Software:
Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PhD
Calibration / alignment / integration and post-processing with PixInsight

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Author

Cory Schmitz
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Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884, Cory Schmitz

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