Saturday, September 06, 2008

Double Cluster

Last night I attempted longer exposures through my LX200 mounted on its new wedge. Naturally, I left the polar drift alignment help docs at home, so I had to wing it. I targeted a few different objects, but so far this has turned out to be the best.

This is the NGC869 "Double Cluster" in Perseus. It's a lovely sight, visually, and I think this image captures it fairly well. Click on it for full size!

Image Details:
Meade LX200 8" F6.3
8*90 second exposures
ISO 800
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker

Still working on the other photos and will post them here if they are worth it!


Ewan said...

Hi there. That sure is a great shot. The Sword Handle in Perseus really is a fantastic sight, no matter how many times you see it. Look forward to seeing more of your photographs.

Phil said...

Thanks, Ewan! Appreciate the comment. I agree, it's a great object to observe.