NGC225 and LBN604 in Cassiopiea
with 10" f/3.9 Astrograph
Uploaded 12/10/17

A beautiful bright open cluster with many colored brighter stars. A surprise was the blue nebulosity to the upper left, LBN 604 which is part of a larager dark cloud of dusty material. The cluster itself is 7th magnitude and 12 arc minutes in size. An amazing field!
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Instrument: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Newtonian with Baader MPCC Mount: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: SBIG 10XME NABG with Enhanced Water Cooling Guider: Meade DSI Pro w/80mm piggyback refractor Exposure: 15m RGB AstroDon RGB Combine Ratio: 1: 1.05: 1.2 Location: Payson, Arizona, Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 4 arcsec , Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 35 F CCD Temperature: -20 C Image Processing Tools: Maxim DL6: Calibration, deblooming (Starizona Debloomer), aligning, stacking PixInsight: Curves, Deconvolution Photoshop CS2: Curves, Color Correction, Gradient removal (Grad Xterminator), Cleanup HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS