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!

2 comments:

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.