Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Double cluster  ·  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  NGC869  ·  NGC884
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Double Cluster (NGC 884 and NGC 869), 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli
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Double Cluster (NGC 884 and NGC 869)

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Double Cluster (NGC 884 and NGC 869), 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli
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Double Cluster (NGC 884 and NGC 869)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PIXINSIGHT 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding PHD2 v2.6.5

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - B 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - G 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - R 36mm

Accessory: Tele Vue Paracorr Type 2  ·  Teleskop-Service TSOAG9  ·  ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm


Dates:Nov. 22, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - B 36mm: 15x60" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - G 36mm: 15x60" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - R 36mm: 20x60" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 13.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 2384548

RA center: 2h 20' 46"

DEC center: +57° 10' 5"

Pixel scale: 0.968 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -38.971 degrees

Field radius: 0.544 degrees


Resolution: 3246x2412

Locations: Home Observatory, Schenectady, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First light for the Teleskop Service 10in f4 ONTC. It was a full moon night, so options were somewhat limited. I wanted to test collimation and spacing of the TeleVue Paracorr 2 and the Double Cluster was the perfect jewelbox for this purpose.

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Double Cluster (NGC 884 and NGC 869), 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli