NGC 1245 - Open Cluster in Perseus

NGC 1245 is an open star cluster lying approximately 9800 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. It is 3 degrees southwest from Alpha Persei (Mirfak). This cluster was discovered by William Herschel in 1786.


Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 1600
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: QHY 5L-II on 60mm guide scope

30 @ 5 min.


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


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 12/17/20

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