Double Cluster - MN190 Version
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Double Cluster - MN190 Version
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015-Nov-30
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.

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NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with and 11" EdgeHD SCDT and a 60Da DSLR camera
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NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with an MN190 Maksutov-Newtonian reflector and an STF-8300M CCD camera
MN190, RGB
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with a CFF 132 refractor and an STF-8300M CCD camera
CFF 132, RGB
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