The Old and the Young
January 23rd, 2018
The magnificent young open cluster M 35 is an amazing visual target, and displays wonderful colors in an image. The young blue stars are rapidly burning through their fuel and will eventually become red giants and supergiants that will end their lives in supernovae. The small cluster to the right is known as NGC 2158, and was once thought to be a distant globular cluster. Recent research has shown that this is actually an old, metal deficient, open cluster.
Captured on: January 14th, 2018
AT6RC, 1370mm @ F/9
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Luminance: Astronomik CLS filter(1.25′), 20x120s, -15C, 1x1bin, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Total Aquisition of 1hr 40min
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP, EQMOD
Thanks for looking!