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NGC 752 in Andromeda

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor at f/5, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   19 October 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 12 x 4 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 1 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), Central Gradient removal, 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 1600 x 1195.

North is up in this image. The catalog references for this cluster is NGC 752. It is located in the constellation of Andromeda. The cluster is one of the Milky Way's older open clusters. The cluster takes up most of the field in this image and the cluster extends a bit beyond the image borders. The reason for such a close in image is the very small background galaxies that can be seen through the cluster. Two notable galaxies viewed from the edge of their disks can be seen . PGC07396 is seen just above the lower edge in the center and PGC07253 is seen in the lower right quadrant. NGC 752 is a distance of approximately 1,300 light years from Earth. This image replaces and earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here . Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 01h 57m 48s Dec: +3741'00"

 

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