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Contains:  NGC 457, The star φCas
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"Shawn Christy Cluster" --See Description!!!, 


            Bob J
"Shawn Christy Cluster" --See Description!!!
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"Shawn Christy Cluster" --See Description!!!

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Resolution: 4561x3455

Dates:Aug. 23, 2018

Baader B 1.25": 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25": 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25": 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~60

Flat darks: ~60

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 12.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.01%

Temperature: 14.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2216417

RA center: 1h 19' 26"

DEC center: +58° 18' 36"

Pixel scale: 0.605 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.628 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees

Data source: Backyard


There is quite a story behind this image that I will never forget. After waiting out 2 weeks of rain and overcast , I finally got a clear night. Even though there was a full moon I decided to give it a go any how. While imaging every couple of frames I had airplane trails in it. Un be known to me that there was air surveillance looking for a fugitive known as Shawn Christy who had made death threats to President Trump. He has been on the run for several months. Stealing cars up and down the east coat of the US. He is actually on the FBI's top 10 wanted list. Considered armed and very dangerous!!!

There was complete dragnet of law enforcement officials all around my property. Us Marshals, FBI. Secret Service, PA State Police and local police. The air surveillance picked up my heat signal and they actually came to my obs with weapons drawn and interviewed me. Quite a scary thing to be looking down the barrels of 8 automatic weapons and the men all dressed in combat gear!!!

As it turns out this guy was actually hiding in my shrubs 100 feet from my obs. He then proceeded to go right past it while I was in there imaging. As of now he has still not been captured.

So I think I will call this the "Shawn Christy Cluster"



Bob J
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"Shawn Christy Cluster" --See Description!!!, 


            Bob J