Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 5x2min = 30min total
Processing: EQMOD, SGP, MaximDL, Corel
Telescope: MN190, STF-8300M, EQ8
Guider: A80Mf, LodestarX2
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 two panel mosiac taken with an MN190 Maksutov-Newtonian telescope. The diffraction spikes on the brighter stars were induced by running two strings across the front of the telescope.