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Observatory Parameters
Feb 22
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
10:50 00:00
Messier 38 (M38 or NGC 1912) is a large open cluster found in the constellation Auriga. It lies at a distance of about 4,200 light years away from Earth and is about 13 light years across. Dreyer described it as “Cluster, bright, very large, very rich, irregular figure [shape], large & small [bright and faint] stars”. Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, Antares Focal Reducer, ISO 3200, 9 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS with darks and bias frames, guided using an Orion 60mm guide scope with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: December 14, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.
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M 38, Astrophotography by Tom_Wildoner

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) 12/3200 inches LX90
  • Imaging camera: Canon 6D (CMOS)
  • Mount: Equatorial Celestron CGEM-DX
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Orion Refractor 60/240 mm
  • Guiding camera: ZWO Optical ASI290MC (CMOS)
  • Accessories: Barlow Antares 0.63x 2.00"
  • Processed with: BackyardEOS v3
    DSS (DeepSkyStacker)

Frames / Subs

  • Lights: 9 x 60 sec
  • Total integration time: 9:00 min

Acquisition

  • Date: Thu Dec 14th 2017
  • Seeing: 4 / 5
  • Transparency: 4 / 5
  • Sky darkness: 3 / 9
  • ISO: 3200

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,354 x 2,700 pixels
  • Image Scale: 0.744 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 0º 41' 34''
  • RA Center: 5h 28m 43s
  • DEC Center: 35º 50' 21''
  • Orientation: 87.095 degrees E of N

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