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Open Clusters King 16 and Berkeley 4

Object Name:  King 16 and Berkeley 4
Object Type:  Open Clusters.  King 16 is at the center of the image and Berkeley 4 is up and to the left of King 16.
Constellation:  Cassiopeia
Acquisition Date:  October 1, 2019
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI1600MM-C with EFW2
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted red, green and blue filters
• Guiding – Borg 77ED with ZWO ASI120MM-S
• Mount – Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – PHD2
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 76, offset 15 – cooled to -15
• Exposures – 24 x 240 seconds for each of the red, green and blue filters
Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ MultiscaleLinearTransform on RGB image for noise attenuation
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Click on the image below to see a larger version.  Thanks for looking.

Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Star Clusters

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