Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2281  ·  The star ψ7Aur
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NGC 2281

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            Damien Cannane
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NGC 2281

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ED80T CF
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Accessories
StellarVue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
Software
RC Astro GradientXTerminator · Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set · Photoshop CC · Deepsky Stacker Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI224MC

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 27, 2018
Frames:
232x30" (1h 56') ISO800
Integration:
1h 56'
Darks:
20
Flats:
20
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
11.94 days
Avg. Moon phase:
91.26%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4834593

RA center: 06h48m26s.6

DEC center: +41°0032

Pixel scale: 2.282 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 186.439 degrees

Field radius: 1.771 degrees

Resolution: 4645x3107

Locations: My Back Yard, Copley, OH, United States

Description

NGC 2281 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. Fairly large at 25 arc-minutes. Magnitude 5.4. Imaged under a bright moon on 2/27/2018.

Confession: This was the firs time I felt comfortable enough with my processing results to actually post at full resolution. I normally downscale to hide what I think are flaws. This workflow was performed completely in Photoshop CC, except for a "heal" performed in StarTools to remove a dust donut that wasn't completely eliminated with my flats. I used Gradient XTerminator and the Astronomy Tools Action Set.

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