Category Archives: Open Cluster

IC1848 (Soul Nebula) & IC1805 (Heart Nebula)

Heart & Soul Nebulae

Both nebulae are emission type nebula, associated with open clusters, located in Cassiopeia (the Queen).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB, 2 panels (120:60:60:60) each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

IC1396

IC1396 Emission Nebula

IC1396 is an emission nebula complex located in Cepheus (the King).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB (240:70:65:70)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M7 (NGC6475)

Messier 7

M7 (NGC6475)
An open cluster located in Scorpius.
Messier 7 (NGC6475)

Date:
June 2015
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (60:50:30:50)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Butterfly Cluster (M6, NGC6405)

The Butterfly Cluster

The Butterfly Cluster (M6, NGC6405)
An open cluster located in Scorpius.
The Butterfly Cluster (M6, NGC6405)

Date:
June 2015
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (85:50:50:50)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M40 (Winnecke 4)

M40

A potential mistake in Messier’s catalogue, just 2 stars in Ursa Major.
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M40

Winnecke 4

Date:
March 2015
Location:
Łomianki near Warsaw
CCD:
Apogee U8300M
Scope:
TEC140 APO @F7
Mount:
AP1200GTO
Exposure
RGB – 100:100:145
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6