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Image of the day 12/11/2017

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    Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
    Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869)
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    Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869)

    Image of the day 12/11/2017

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      Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
      Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869)
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      Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869)

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
      Imaging Cameras
      Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
      Mounts
      Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
      Filters
      Red · Green · Blue · Ha 3nm
      Accessories
      Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System · Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel' · Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser
      Software
      Sequence Generator Pro · PIXINSIGHT 1.8 · Photoshop CS6
      Guiding Cameras
      Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Nov. 18, 2017
      Frames:
      Blue: 18x60" (18') bin 1x1
      Green: 18x60" (18') bin 1x1
      Ha 3nm: 40x1800" (20h) bin 1x1
      Red: 15x60" (15') bin 1x1
      Integration:
      20h 51'
      Avg. Moon age:
      0.01 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      0.00%
      Mean SQM:
      18.50

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1854031

      RA center: 02h20m23s.8

      DEC center: +57°0820

      Pixel scale: 1.435 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 0.123 degrees

      Field radius: 0.869 degrees

      Resolution: 3373x2762

      Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Initially a very quick image, all 60sec subs taken on one night (26 Aug 2017). Processed in PixInsight using the new PhotometricColorCalibration (PCC) process. Then finished off in PhotoShop.

      This is another in my series of star clusters showing Ha regions not normally seen. This is a basic RGB image taken in about an hour. Then another 20 hours of Ha data taken as 40 x 1800s subs bin 1x1. The Ha is then added as a tonemap, (i.e. stars removed)

      This Ha nebula is extremely faint requiring lots of integration.

      The other cluster images with Ha I have published here on Astrobin are NGC 7789 & M39.

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      Double Cluster in Perseus (with Ha) (NGC 884 & NGC 869), 



    
        

            Mike Oates