NGC 7510 - Open Cluster in Cepheus

NGC 7510 is an open star cluster lying 11,400 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus. It is a dense, rich cluster that is considered to be relatively young - 10 million years old. The nebulosity visible in the upper right is part of Sh2-157 (the Lobster Claw nebula). M 52 and the Bubble Nebula also lie nearby.


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

30 @ 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. Slight cropping was done.


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on September 9-10, 2018

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