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.

Telescope:

Takahashi TOA-130NFB

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

30 @ 5 min.

Note:

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.

Location:

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

   
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