Ally’s Braid Asterism


Mark Griffth

Swindon Wiltshire UK

GSO 8″ Richey-Chretien Optical tube,0.67 focal reducer,Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Seven bright stars in the shape of V in the pledies star cluster.

Some vignetteting in the bottom corners caused by using a 0.67 focal reducer.

I was going to crop the image but decided against it as I didn’t want to lose the nice detail at the top.

Very clear tonight. I was having trouble making out the constellations as so many stars where visible.

LRGB image with 160 minutes of data and 5 minute sub frames.