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Deep Sky NGC869

OhNo

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This is NGC869 often called the "Double Cluster". Iit consists of two open star clusters at a magnitude of 3,80 in the constellation of Perseus, some 6781.7 light years away.

Sky was so terrible with the moon and upper level smoke this was limited to 6 exposures of 240 seconds.

Annotated image below.
 

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OhNo

Founding Member
Mosaics Larry, mosaic. I can hook ya up with a couple vids (not mine) that explain and show how to do it in Pix and/or APP. If I can do it anyone can!
 

OhNo

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I have the same scope as you, familiar with those targets. Talk to ya soon. I forget not everyone is retired like me, so they can't shoot every night..... with this inflation I wish I had a JOB!
 

Larry

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13
Pittsburgh PA
Telescopes

8" Orion Astrograph


I have the same scope as you, familiar with those targets. Talk to ya soon. I forget not everyone is retired like me, so they can't shoot every night..... with this inflation I wish I had a JOB!
Don't even get me started on the economy... I'm supposed to retire in 5 years and now that's questionable...

Larry
 

OhNo

Founding Member
Yours may be even worse than ours. Guess it could be worse we could live in cold Europe....
 

Tracy Perry

Dark Sky Lover
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Texas
Telescopes

William Optics 103mm
Celestron NexStar 8SE


Mosaics Larry, mosaic. I can hook ya up with a couple vids (not mine) that explain and show how to do it in Pix and/or APP. If I can do it anyone can!
Think some of those may already be in the Galley -> Guide section since I found Andromeda blew out of my capture zone for my ASI533MM Pro.





I forget not everyone is retired like me, so they can't shoot every night
Retiree hand raised here... and I'm an "old" 58.

:cool:
 

OhNo

Founding Member
Yup, M31 will almost all fit in the FOV with my ASI183MM P in the SharpStar 61. On a diagonal...

Here is M31 with the ASI533MC P and
M31_Aug24.jpg
 
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