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NGC 7789 White Rose Cluster

By |2017-01-31T10:52:44+00:005 October 2012|Categories: Finest NGC, News, NGC Autumn, Open Cluster|

Open Cluster, Cassiopeia
Mag 6.7 Size 16′
2012-10-5
200mm f8 RC, OAG
14x120s ISO 800, darks, flats
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5
I came across this one by accident. A lovely open cluster. 

NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. This cluster is also known as “The White Rose” Cluster or “Caroline’s Rose” Cluster because when seen visually, the loops of stars and dark lanes look like the swirling pattern of rose petals as seen from above. Wikipedia

 

 

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NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244 / C49)

By |2015-12-11T15:52:55+00:0023 January 2012|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Winter, Open Cluster|

C49 Emission Nebula, Monoceros
Mag 9.0 Size 1.3°
NGC 2244, C50 Open Cluster inside nebula
Mag 4.8 Size 24′
2012-01-23
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
10x120s, 4x180s darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5 and Adobe Lightroom
Lost some subs due to clouds. Need more subs.

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NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula

By |2013-10-11T08:42:21+00:0023 January 2012|Categories: Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

Running Man Nebula, Reflection Nebula, Orion
Mag 7.0 Size 40’x25′
2012-01-23
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
9x120s, 10x180s, darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

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NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula (C11)

By |2017-01-31T10:52:45+00:0029 September 2011|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

Emission nebula, Cassiopeia
Mag. 10 Size 15’x8′
2012-09-12
200mm f8 RC
10x180s, 7x240s ISO 800, darks, flats
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5
Second light with RC8. Some camera misalignment so star trailing on the RHS.

NGC 7635 Closeup
NGC 7635

2011-09-28
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
10x240s 19x180s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

“NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11, is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52. The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, 8.7 magnitude young central star, the 15 ± 5 M? SAO 20575 (BD+60 2522). The nebula is near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow. It was discovered in 1787 by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel. The star SAO 20575 or BD+602522 is thought to have a mass of 10-40 Solar masses.”
Wikipedia

 

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NGC 6960 Western Veil (C34) Reprocessed 2017-03-28

By |2017-03-31T15:55:30+00:0030 March 2017|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

Supernova remnant, Cygnus (“Witch’s Broom”)
Caldwell 34, Finest NGC 99a, SAC110 44
Size 70’x6′
2011-09-20
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D MODDED, Astronomik CLS
5x240s 15x180s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

First light with the modded 350D. So much easier to capture and process the nebulosity.

Reprocessed in 2017-03-28 with Adobe Lightroom.

Original image:

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NGC 6992/6995 Eastern Veil (C33) – reprocessed

By |2017-03-06T11:19:03+00:0021 February 2017|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

Supernova remnant, Cygnus
Caldwell 33, Finest NGC 99b, SAC110 45
Size 60’x8′
2011-08-24
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D, Astronomik CLS
5x240s 20x180s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5
2017-02-21 Re-processed in Lightroom CC

NGC 6995 is the irregularly shaped nebulosity in the left of the image, and NGC 6992 is the curved arc in the right of the image.

An incredibly rare and clear night with the Milky Way easily visible.
Original image:

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NGC 457 (C13)

By |2013-10-11T08:38:57+00:0031 October 2010|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, News, NGC Autumn, Open Cluster|

Open Cluster, Cassiopeia
Mag 6.4, Size 13′
2010-10-30
200m f5 Newtonian, Canon 350D, SW LPR, MPCC
10x60s subs, darks, ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5
Some slight elongation of stars at left side is due to camera alignment and not coma (which has been resolved by the MPCC).

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