M39 – Open Cluster in Cygnus, Isle of Wight, 30/09/2014

M39 - 30/09/2014

M39 – 30/09/2014

Due to the haziness, the IOW star party became a cluster-gathering exercise.  The shorter subs meant that the haze wasn’t so much of a problem, so I decided to capture some objects I’d never even observed before.  This is M39, an open cluster in Cygnus.  It’s about 30 minutes of 2-minute subs, plus darks, flats and bias frames.

This was stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, and finished off in Photoshop CC 2014 and Lightroom.  It was taken with the Starwave 102ED refractor, with the astro-modified Canon EOS 1100D, guided by a finder guider using PHD guiding, on my HEQ5 pro mount.  An astronomic CLS clip filter was used to cut out what small amount of light pollution there was on the IOW.

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