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NGC 1807 and NGC 1817 in Taurus

 

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Scope: Explore Scientific MN152 Maksutov Newtonian at f/4.8, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   26 December 2013  Camera: Atik 383L

Exposure: 11 x 4 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 2 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 2000 x 1500.

North is up in this image. NGC 1807 and NGC 1817 are open clusters in the constellation of Taurus.  NGC 1807 the smaller cluster in the lower right of this image consisting of a loose group of bright stars. NGC 1817 is the larger more rich cluster of stars in the upper left. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here. Horizontal FOV is 88'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 05h 11m 23s Dec: +1636'43"

 

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