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Location: Eversley, United Kingdom
Date: 17 November 2018
TS Optics 60ED refractor, with 0.79x reducer on Celestron AVX mount
Imaging camera: ZWO 1600mm camera with ZWO LRGB filters
Guide camera: ZWO 120mc-s on ZWO mini guidescope
Image details: Image is constituted of the under:
18 no, Luminance x 5 min
10 no. Red x 5 min
10 no. Green x 5 min
3 no. Blue x 5 min (Target went behind trees)
Processed in Pixinsight
Another test shot for brand new lens (same night as other tests of the same lens).
Again, main stars and their colors are not distinct enough.
Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Panasonic 25mm/1.7 at F/2.5 on poorly-tracked panoramic head and static tripod
Capture: 16 lights x 10s x 1600 ISO, master bias
Site: deep country 26km from Limoges, France
Sky: good (not measured, usually SQM around 21.4)
Processing: Regim 3.4, Fotoxx 12.01+
Also known as the Theta Carinae Cluster, The Southen Pleiades is a very bright open cluster in the Carina constellation. It was discovered by Abbe Lacaille during his visit to South Africa in 1752. Containing around 60 stars, IC 2602 shines with an overall magnitude of 1.9 and its brightest member is Theta Carinae with a visual magnitude of 2.7. This cluster of young blue stars is relatively close to us at "only" 479 light years.
5 May 2018
The Southern Pleiades open star cluster ( IC 2602 ) in Carina ( please click / tap on image to see larger and sharper )
Image details can be found here.