C50 Open Cluster


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified and Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.

Managed to get some of the rosette nebula to add extra interest to this image.

Had eggy stars as I get tracking errors near the meridian. Used a darken layer in photoshop to make the stars rounder. Useful trick that works well.

16 five minute light frames at iso1600. 36 dark, bias and flats. Deep sky Stacker and Photoshop.