Jewel in the Dog's collar.

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Jewel in the Dog's collar.

Postby Aratus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:18 pm

This is an image of Messier 41 in Canis Major. It is a large cluster of stars, slightly bigger than a moon's width across with lots of interesting outlying stars. This is why I used the guidescope. There are just 10 x 15sec exposures. In the telescope some of the brighter stars have an orange hue. The cluster through the telescope looks to me bit like an 'asterix' (*). Neither of these really come through in the image. M 41 never gets very high from the UK, and this is the best time to see it in the evening.

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I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Re: Jewel in the Dog's collar.

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 pm

I've snapped it a few times but not as good as yours. It looks amazing when overhead from Chile, Kiwiland or Down Under.
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Re: Jewel in the Dog's collar.

Postby Aratus » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:27 pm

I imagine it looks better even at Mediterranean latitudes.

Still, let us be thankful for small mercies . . . it never rises in northern Norway. :shock:
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