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hi all, thought I'd share a wide field of mine captured on Saturday night (13 Oct) It's another Cassiopeia widefield - is it me or are there loads of us imaging this constellation recently? Shot with my Sony Alpha 200, Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 lens @ 50mm wide open, ISO 800. IIRC it's total of 65 x 20 second lights, 60x 20sec darks and 20x 1/4000sec bias all stacked with DSS and post-processed in PhotoShop CS4. Solved by Astrometry with the following details:

(RA, Dec) center:(19.3779150171, 61.1835725999) degrees

(RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(01:17:30.700, +61:11:0.861)

Orientation:158.33 deg E of N

Pixel scale:44.52 arcsec/pixel

Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")

Field size :25.33 x 16.30 degrees

Your field contains:

The star Caph (bCas)

The star Schedar (aCas)

The star γCas

The star Ruchbah (δCas)

The star Navi (εCas)

The star ηCas

The star ζCas

The star ηPer

The star κCas

The star θCas

NGC 129

NGC 281

NGC 869 / Double cluster

NGC 884 / Double cluster

NGC 896

IC 1795

IC 1805

NGC 1027

IC 1848

Here's the annotated version:

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and the un-annotated version for the purists:

post-19959-0-02236100-1350330921_thumb.p

If you think there's more data to pull out, or would like to have a go, I have the raw TIFF file saved from DSS uploaded to my DropBox and can post a link if you want to have a go with it.

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