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Messier 67

Object Name:  Messier 67, NGC 2264 and NGC 2661
Object Type: Messier 67 – open cluster, NGC 2264 – open cluster, NGC 2661 – a distant spiral galaxy (13th magnitude and 189 million light years distant)
Constellation: Cancer
Acquisition Date: February 15, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV with Takahashi 0.6x reducer
• 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 – 39 x 120 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
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Click on the images below for higher resolution versions.  Thanks for looking.

Messier 67
Messier 67 Annotated
Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Star Clusters

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