Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  M 38  ·  NGC 1907  ·  NGC 1912
M38 & NGC1907 (LRGB + Ha), 



    
        

            Scott Davis
M38 & NGC1907 (LRGB + Ha)
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M38 & NGC1907 (LRGB + Ha)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED102 APO
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683ws-8
Mounts
Celestron CGEM Hypertuned
Filters
Astronomik CLS-CCD 2" · Astrodon 31mm R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon 31mm B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon 31mm G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon 31mm Ha 3nm FWHM · Astrodon 31mm L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2
Accessories
Robofocus · Astro-Tech AT2FF
Software
DeepSkyStacker · Sequence Generator Pro · RegiStar · Photoshop CS6
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding Cameras
Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 6, 2016 ·  Feb. 7, 2016
Frames:
Astrodon 31mm B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x180" (45') -20°C bin 2x2
Astrodon 31mm G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x180" (45') -20°C bin 2x2
Astrodon 31mm Ha 3nm FWHM: 18x1200" (6h) -20°C bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x180" (1h) -20°C bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x180" (45') -20°C bin 2x2
Integration:
9h 15'
Darks:
26
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
27.78 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.71%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 950448

RA center: 05h28m33s.1

DEC center: +35°3824

Pixel scale: 2.616 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.492 degrees

Field radius: 0.906 degrees

Resolution: 620x462

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States

Description

This is my very first image with my new camera rig. While I originally chose this subject for testing purposes only, I ended up liking the result so much that I put more time into it and made it a full image.

M38, also catalogued as NGC 1912) is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. It lies approximately 4,200 light years from Earth. Also visible in the frame, below and to the left of M38, is another open cluster, NGC1907. It contains around 30 member stars and sits approximately 4,500 light years from Earth.

Filter note - the CLS-CCD filter was installed during the Luminance, Red, Green, and Blue frames, but not for the Hydrogen-Alpha frames.

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M38 & NGC1907 (LRGB + Ha), 



    
        

            Scott Davis