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Astrophoto: Sh2-86 – 07/22

8,5 hours of RGB and duo narrowband data. Processed with Pixinsight.

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Astrophoto: Open Cluster NGC 6633 – 07/22

The small open cluster NGC 6633. Photons were collected in one of the too short summer nights.

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Messier 35 and NGC 2158

Astronomy of Messier 35 and NGC 2158 Messier 35 and NGC 2158 are two open clusters in the constellation Twins. Messier 35 M35 is an open star cluster with about 500 stars and is about 100 million years old. Nearly all of these stars got that wonderful blue color, which is typical for young, hot […]

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Astrophoto: Messier 35 and NGC 2158, Clear Sky 30

Astrophoto: Messier 35 and NGC 2158. My Clear Sky 30. I like the result. Read what i have changed.

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Messier 39

Messier 39 is, when it comes to the amount of stars, a small open star cluster. Only about 80 stars belong to Messier 39. 1 M39 belongs to the constellation Cygnus. M39 is also cataloged as NGC 7092. 1 The star cluster is less than 1000 lightyears away from our solar system. Its size is […]

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Open Clusters

Open Clusters are groups of stars. The count of stars can be between hundred and several thousand stars. Open Cluster have no strong concentration to their own center, in contrast to Globular Clusters. They are located in the main plane of their galaxy.

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Open Cluster

Beehive Cluster – Messier 44

M44, the Beehive Cluster, is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. M44 is the second brightest cluster in the Messier Catalog. Only the Pleiades are brighter. The really beautiful part is the combination of yellow and blue stars. Object Names The open cluster “Beehive Cluster” (M44, NGC 2632 or Cr 189) is part of […]

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The Pleiades – Messier 45

Astronomy The Pleiades are an open cluster in the constellation Taurus. The Pleiades are also known as the “Seven Sisters”. The Pleiades are not registered in the “New Global Catalog” and therefore they do not have a NGC number. But some of the reflection nebula inside the Pleiades are registered there. The Pleiades are a […]

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Astrophoto: M39 Clear Skies 23+24

October was my flattener-config-hell. M39 was shot with unfinished config, but still to nice to throw it away.

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Astrophoto: M44 Beehive Cluster – Clear Sky 15

Day 15 with my Vixen ed80sf.
The open cluster Messier 44. An object which was several times the object at the end of a photo session of other objects to finalize the evening. I used data from 3 evenings for the final astrophoto.

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