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).


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

24 @ 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 DeNoise were applied.


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

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