IC 1369 - Open Cluster in Cygnus

IC 1369 is an open star cluster in the constellation of Cygnus. It lies 6.700 light years away and contains approximately 40 stars. The dark nebula to the right is Barnard 361.

NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, lies very near this cluster.


152mm APM refractor

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 3200
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: Orion SSAG Pro on 300mm Vivitar lens

15 @ 5 min.


Images were focused using the camera's live view and a Bahtinov mask. They were converted in Camera Rawl and were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on July 7-8, 2017.

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