Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 188  ·  Part of the constellation Ursa Minor (UMi)  ·  The star 24UMi  ·  The star Polaris (αUMi)  ·  The star Yildun (δUMi)
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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield, 



    
        

            ThomasR
Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield
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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield

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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield, 



    
        

            ThomasR
Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield
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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM @f/3.2

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60D mod

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades PixInsight

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-D1 EOS CLIP

Accessory: Berlebach Report 312 Astro


Dates:Aug. 7, 2018

Frames: 137x60" (2h 17') ISO800

Integration: 2h 17'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.23%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2190673

RA center: 0h 35' 53"

DEC center: +87° 40' 30"

Pixel scale: 8.685 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 8.836 degrees

Field radius: 7.539 degrees


Resolution: 5202x3465

Locations: Balkon, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here is the best friend of all astrophotographers in the northern hemisphere: Polaris. The open cluster NGC 188 is located in the lower part of the image which seems to be a rarely photographed object. With an age of more than 6.5 billion years, NGC 188 is one of the oldest known clusters.

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