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Contains:  IC 1848, NGC 1027, NGC 1528, Part of the constellation Camelopardalis (Cam), Part of the constellation Perseus (Per), The star Mirfak (αPer), The star γPer, The star δPer, The star ηPer, The star θPer, The star ιPer, The star κPer, The star λPer, The star τPer, The star ψPer
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Perseus & Camelopardalis Widefield, 



    
        

            ThomasR
Perseus & Camelopardalis Widefield
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Perseus & Camelopardalis Widefield

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Dates:Sept. 30, 2018

Frames: 40x180" ISO800

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3259825

RA center: 3h 27' 41"

DEC center: +54° 56' 16"

Pixel scale: 17.096 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.239 degrees

Field radius: 14.725 degrees


Resolution: 5160x3440

Locations: Balkon, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Actually planned as a test of the modified Star Adventurer Wedge. I modified some small details as described here: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/604284-my-star-adventurer-wedge-modifications/ Especially the new washer for the Alt section made my wedge more stable and reduced the side to side movement while turning the Alt knob.

However, the image shows the region between Perseus and Camelopardalis which does not seem to be photographed very often although a lot of open clusters can be discovered. On the right side is the Alpha Persei Cluster which is a moving cluster and is only 601 light years away from earth. The age is about 50-70 million years. On the left side there is the asterism Kemble's Cascade which is a straight line of more than 20 stars and the open cluster NGC 1502 at the end. The well known Soul Nebula (IC 1848) is in the upper area of the image. Some more clusters and faint nebulas can be discovered in the middle of the image.

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ThomasR
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Perseus & Camelopardalis Widefield, 



    
        

            ThomasR