Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1502

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    NGC 1502 & Kemble's Cascade, 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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    NGC 1502 & Kemble's Cascade

    Image of the day 09/30/2022

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      NGC 1502 & Kemble's Cascade, 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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      NGC 1502 & Kemble's Cascade

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Dec. 20, 2021
      Frames:
      Baader UV/IR Cut / Luminance: 315×120(10h 30′) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 1×1
      Integration:
      10h 30′
      Darks:
      50
      Flats:
      20
      Bias:
      200
      Avg. Moon age:
      15.94 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      98.45%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      4.00

      RA center: 04h00m55s.26

      DEC center: +62°4512.6

      Pixel scale: 2.616 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 1.685 degrees

      Field radius: 1.283 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 3000x1870

      File size: 10.3 MB

      Locations: Home, Bergisches Land, Germany

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      A long time since I last photographed an open star cluster. It also serves as a "virtual" starting point for an asterism, also called Kemble's Cascade. 

      It was important to me that the star colors are well calibrated and match the real coloring. The Epsilon then added a little goodie to my camera sensor with its light gathering ability by revealing very slight dark nebula structures that run at 90 degrees to the asterism. A great surprise during image processing. 

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