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Open Clusters NGC 884 and NGC 869, also known as the Double Cluster in Perseus

The Double Cluster in Perseus

Object Name: NGC 884 and NGC 869
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Perseus
Acquisition Date: October 14, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI26MC Pro
• Guiding – unguided
• Mount – Astro-Physics Mach2
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – unguided
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 100, offset 50
• Exposures – 107 x 180 seconds
Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
⁃ CurvesTransformation for color saturation boost
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
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The Double Cluster in Perseus
The Double Cluster in Perseus
Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Star Clusters

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