M38 - Open Cluster in Auriga
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M38 - Open Cluster in Auriga
Kootenay Plains, Alberta, Canada
2012-Sep-15
ISO800 1x30s, ISO1000 1x30s, total 60s
CCP2, DSS, CPT
NP101is, NEQ6, D90
M38 is an open cluster found in the constellation Auriga.
This is one of my first dark sky images of a star cluster. It was done in 2012 at Kootenay Plains on the eastern slopes of the Rockies. There is a grand total of one full minute invested in this picture. It's just two frames, each 30 seconds long.

The cluster looks not too bad at full size. But if you zoom in, even just a little, you will see thay are badly malformed. Still, there are lots of stars and the cluster clearly stands out against the background star field.

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M38 - Open Cluster in Auriga. Image taken with an NP101is refractor and a D90 DSLR camera.
NP101is, DSLR
M38 - Open Cluster in Auriga. Image taken with an NP101is refractor and an STF-8300M CCD camera.
NP101is, LRGB
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