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Open Clusters NGC 133, NGC 146 King 14, et al.

Open Clusters NGC 133, NGC 146, King 14 et al.

Object Name: Open Clusters NGC 133, NGC 146, King 14 et al.
Object Type: Open clusters.  There are six easily identifiable open clusters in this image.
Constellation:  Cassiopeia
Acquisition Date:  September 20, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV with the Takahashi 645 reducer
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI2600MC
• Guiding – Unguided
• Mount – Astro-Physics Mach2
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – unguided
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 100, offset 50
• Exposures – 100 x 180 seconds
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
⁃ CurvesTransformation for color saturation boost
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Click on the image below for a larger version.  The second image below is an annotated version.  Thanks for looking.

Open Clusters NGC 133, NGC 146, King 14 et al.

NGC 133 annotated
NGC 133 annotated
Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Star Clusters

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