Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: ISO200 4x4m = 16m total
Processing: EQMOD, BYEOS, DSS, CPT
Telescope: Edge11, 0x7XFR, NEQ6, 60Da
Guider: Celestron OAG, SSAG
The Double Cluster is a pair of large and bright open clusters found in the constellation Perseus.
These two cluster is are visible to the naked eye as a bright patch in the Milky Way. They look spectacular in any scope and are favorites for visual observers. Even a small telescope can show these clusters very well and they are easily spotted in binoculars.
This image is a three panel mosiac taken with a Celestron EdgeHD 11 Inch SCT telescope. The diffraction spikes on the brighter stars were induced by running two strings across the front of the telescope.