Melotte 20

Melotte 20 by Philip Pugh, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Konica Minolta Dynax 5D, Skywatcher Startravel 80, EQ1 mount, Tripod.

Philip Pugh

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D with Skywatcher Startravel 80 on an EQ1 mount with a camera tripod used for extra support for the camera

Melotte 20 also known as the Alpha Persei cluster. 12 of 18 prime focus frames at ISO3200 and 3.2 seconds exposure were stacked in DSS and the resulting image was further processed in GIMP.

It is one of my favourite open clusters and, in my opinion, often overlooked