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Perseus Double Cluster and Comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 T2)

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by tdsobservatory, Jan 31, 2020.

Perseus Double Cluster and Comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 T2)

Started by tdsobservatory on Jan 31, 2020 at 4:21 AM

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  1. tdsobservatory

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    Here is a view of the famous double cluster in the constellation Perseus (between Perseus and Cassiopeia), they are also designate NGC 869 and NGC 884. Check out the red supergiants in this view! Did you know that the Perseus Double Cluster is surrounded by one of the largest concentrations of red supergiants stars in the sky? (Red supergiants, neutrinos and the Double Cluster, Tristram Brelstafff, 1996). Also in this image is a visitor, Comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 T2), you can find it just right of center as a greenish blur with a little tail pointing to the upper left.

    Tech Specs: Williams Optic Redcat 51, Celestron CGEM-DX mount (pier mounted), ZWO ASI071MC-Pro running at -10C, 30 x 120 second exposures, GAIN 200, guided using a ZWO ASI290MC and Orion 60mm guide scope. Captured using SharpCap v3.2. Image date: January 29, 2020. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA. perscomet_60min_012920_wo71darks_small.jpg
     
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    O M G ! ! ! This image is incredible on so many levels. I hope you're going to frame it and put it on display. Great work, my friend.

    Ed
     
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    Awesome! Such a beautiful area of sky and you got a COMET, too! I couldn't find PANSTARRS; I guess I needed more aperture, lol. Excellent work!

    Reggie :D
     

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