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The Pearl Cluster in Centaurus ( NGC 3766 ) - re-processed version ( clouded in for days now so I've been looking back through my old images and seeing if I can improve them )

 

The Pearl Cluster ( NGC 3766 ) by Mike O'Day - compressed.jpg

 

The Pearl Cluster is an open cluster of mostly young blue stars approximately 5500 light years from Earth that is only visible from the Southern Hemisphere and shimmers like a cluster of pearls.

Tap / click here to see my scrapbook page for the Pearl Cluster )

 

Details:

NGC 3766 - RA 11h 37m, Dec -61deg 41'

Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian telescope
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Guiding: Orion Shortube 80 guidescope, Starshoot Autoguider, PHD2
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector
Hutech IDAS D1 filter
Nikon D5300 (unmodified)
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90
Combination of 55 images 30 sec @ ISO400.

Pixinsight
13 Feb 16
re-processed 4 Dec 16

Links:

https://500px.com/MikeODay
http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay..

Edited by mike005
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14 hours ago, michael.h.f.wilkinson said:

Lovely image. That's one I missed when I was down-under

 

10 hours ago, Adriano said:

Nicely done. Beautiful open cluster.

 

Thanks Guys, much appreciated.

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I suspect it may be an artefact of my processing but I quite like the 3d "sphere" like appearance of the "pearls"

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