Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  The star 7Per  ·  The star 8Per  ·  The star 9Per  ·  chi Persei Cluster  ·  h Persei Cluster
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Perseus Starfield with Double Cluster, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
Perseus Starfield with Double Cluster
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI ASI2600c

Mounts: iOptron GEM45EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120Mini

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Filters: Lumicon Deep Sky Filter

Dates:Jan. 3, 2021

Frames: 20x60"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.25%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4143970

RA center: 2h 19' 40"

DEC center: +57° 6' 46"

Pixel scale: 6.023 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.854 degrees

Field radius: 2.067 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1452

Locations: Osmundstø Observatorium (private backyard observatory), Hidrasund, Vest Agder, Norway

Data source: Backyard


I like to photograph this area of the sky playing around with stars and try to get an artistic photo. The short exporsure (only 20 minutes total) is really enough to highlight the number and colors of stars in perseus..... enjoy, comments are welcome.



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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Perseus Starfield with Double Cluster, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen