Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Double cluster  ·  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  The star 7Per  ·  The star 8Per
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Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884, 



    
        

            Cory Schmitz
Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884
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Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging cameras: Canon 550D

Mounts: CELESTRON CG5-GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS


Dates:Sept. 28, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.46%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 83795

RA center: 2h 20' 10"

DEC center: +57° 12' 57"

Pixel scale: 2.573 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.158 degrees

Field radius: 1.288 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

Description

Data acquired on 2013-09-28
The double cluster, Caldwell 14, containing NGC 884 and NGC 869, located in Perseus. Both clusters are approximately 7500 light years from earth. (source: Wikipedia)

Image details:
9x5m ISO800 sub exposures
Calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames

Equipment:
Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded by Gary Honis)
Orion Field Flattener

Software:
Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PhD
Calibration / alignment / integration and post-processing with PixInsight

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Cory Schmitz
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Caldwell 14, Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884, 



    
        

            Cory Schmitz