Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 10/10/10 x 2m = 1hr
Processing: SGP, MaximDL, Gimp
NGC 1528 is an open cluster in the constellation Perseus.
The cluster is listed in SIMBAD
as being 776 parsecs (2530.97 light years) distant from us. It's magnitude is reported as being 6.4 so it is not really visible to the naked eye and a telescope is needed to view it.
This image was taken from my backyard in the city during the fall of 2017. It was mostly a test image to troubleshoot some star shape problems. In this case, the troubleshooting worked and the stars came out really nice. This is due to good guiding, good focuser setup and mostly due to the very well made optics in the CFF 132 refractor telescope used for this image.