Location of Photo:
Sanibel Island, SW Florida
Date/Time of photo:
February 3, 2013 2:00 UT
Telescope or Lens Used: Televue 60mm is refractor Aperture: 60mm Focal Ratio: f/6 Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Gary Honis Modified Mount: Celestron CGEM, Hypertuned Filter(s): Baader UV/IR Replacement filter Exposure Time(s): 35 images at 180 seconds each; total integration time 1.75 hours Special Techniques Used: Processed in Photoshop CS3
NGC 869 and 884 form a beautiful pairing in the autumn and winter skies of the Northern Hemisphere. The Milky Way of Cassiopeia and Perseus creates a perfect backdrop for the Double Cluster.