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



    
        

            Linda
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Perseus Double Cluster (RGB), 



    
        

            Linda
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 18, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 46×10(7′ 40″) (gain: 76.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Green: 43×10(7′ 10″) (gain: 76.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Red: 49×10(8′ 10″) (gain: 76.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
23′
Darks:
50
Flats:
25
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
18.67 days
Avg. Moon phase:
83.69%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00

RA center: 02h20m53s.94

DEC center: +57°0943.9

Pixel scale: 1.621 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -29.854 degrees

Field radius: 0.929 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3512x2168

File size: 903.3 KB

Locations: Home, Broadlands, VA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I'm not a fan of star cluster images in general, but back in September 2019 my main target went behind the tree and there was still a bit of time left before morning twilight so I swung over to the double cluster and got all of 23 minutes. Yep, you read that right, 23 minutes. I wasn't sure I'd even do anything with the data but with some downtime thanks to interminable clouds I decided to try.

The Double Cluster is such a pretty sight in the eyepiece and I wanted to try to preserve that feel as much as I could. My goal wasn't to bring out every last star but actually keep the stars from overwhelming things.

Processing was very basic: DBE, PCC, HT, Curves (for saturation) and SCNR to tone down some green. That was it.

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Perseus Double Cluster (RGB), 



    
        

            Linda