Category Archives: Open Cluster

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

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