M35 Shoe-Buckle Cluster

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celeron787
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M35 Shoe-Buckle Cluster

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Less visiting and hosting this CNY due to covid, coincidentally the skies were pretty clear tonight.
Very nice starfield featuring M35 and NGC2158. I was getting intermittent slight star trailing with the SA at 30secs, unsure whether it's periodic error or poor alignment.
Somehow DSS managed to stack the pictures fine, the stars appear round to me at least.

Messier 35 (M35) is a large open star cluster located in the northern constellation Gemini near Castor‘s right foot.
Another open cluster, NGC 2158, lies about 15 arc minutes to the southwest of M35.

Annotated: http://nova.astrometry.net/annotated_full/4924727

Sony A6000
William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
Star Adventurer Tripod

Singapore, Bortle 8
ISO800
Light frames - 132 x 30secs (manually dithered in RA and DEC)
Dark Frames - 34 x 30secs
Flat Frames - 35
Bias Frames - 60

Deep Sky Stacker
StarTools - 50% bin, Autodev, Crop, Wipe, Color, Super Structure, Denoise

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hhzhang
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Re: M35 Shoe-Buckle Cluster

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This wide field of view is really a nice picture.

Close to the ecliptic, it is often visited by solar sys objects. Around Apr 27, Mars will pay a close visit to M35. Wish for clear skies then.

celeron787
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Re: M35 Shoe-Buckle Cluster

Post by celeron787 »

hhzhang wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:15 pm
This wide field of view is really a nice picture.

Close to the ecliptic, it is often visited by solar sys objects. Around Apr 27, Mars will pay a close visit to M35. Wish for clear skies then.
Thanks! This starfield is certainly more busy and visually appealing than M44, quite happy with how the image came out.

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