Category Archives: Open Cluster

These are loose collections of stars that are gravitationally bound together, born around that same time from the same region of space.

M103 – A small, bright, open cluster in Casseopeia

Captured while waiting for M1 to clear some trees. This is an ideal target for a quick imaging session. 1.5hrs of RGB imaged with the ASI1600 on my 250mm Newtonian. Simple stacking a processing in Pixinsight. On this occasion I … Continue reading

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7-Sisters, The Pleiades Cluster, Messier 45

This is the bright 7-Sisters star cluster in Taurus visible high in the winter northern skies. This is a target that has been long on my list of failures – results have previously been poor with not having the right … Continue reading

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