Melotte 15 Open Cluster


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount & Equinox 80mm refractor, Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik HaRGB filters.

At my new house on the suburbs of Swindon. Less light pollution and no 40ft cherry trees in the way of polaris.

Field of view not enough to capture the whole of the heart nebula.

So concentrated on the open cluster in the middle.

Nights drawing in so collected 5 hours of data in a single night.