Category Archives: Open Cluster

The Sagittarius Small Star Cloud

The SSSC (M24, IC4715)

A star cloud in the constellation Sagittarius.

Date:
September 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (135:30:25:25 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC6523)

The Lagoon Nebula

An emission nebula and open globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
HaLRGB (240:400:50:50:50 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Omicron Velorum Cluster (Caldwell 85)

IC2391 – The Omicron Velorum (also Caldwell 85)

A bright open cluster in the constellation Vela.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (200:25:25:25 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC 6188

NGC6188

An emission nebula located in the constellation Ara. NGC 6193 is the brightest open cluster (also visible to the naked eye) and is responsible for reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188.

Date:
August 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
HaLRGB (260:115:80:60:80min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M 20

M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

A dense cloud of dust and gas, an H II region located in Sagittarius.

M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

Date:
June 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (85:90:110:110min) + 10x1min subs for the core
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6