NGC 7261 - Open Cluster in Cepheus

NGC 7261 (appearing at the right of the frame) is an open star cluster lying 55,000 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus. It is a fairly scattered cluster that spans 15x10 arcminutes in the sky. The nebulosity visible at the lower left is part of Sh-135 (also known as LBN492).

Telescope:

TS-10 f/5 Newtonian

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 3200
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: QHY 5L-II on 60mm guide scope
Exposures:

24 @ 5 min.

Note:

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 DeNoise were applied.

Location:

Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 9/3/19.

   
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