Perseus by Pedro Luis Cuadrado, Las Inviernas, Guadalajara, Spain. Equipment: Canon EOS50D camera, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Pedro Luis Cuadrado

Las Inviernas, Guadalajara (Spain)

Canon EOS50D camera, unmodified, with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. 15 pictures of 300 seconds each, taken at ISO1600.

I would like to share with you my last astrophotograph I taken of the constellation Perseus, where we can easily observe many deep sky objects of very different nature.

In the center of the picture, the star Gamma Persei stands out and to its right stands Mirfak, the brightest star in this field. At the top right, there is the star cluster M34. The double star cluster of Perseus above and to its left the emission nebulae of IC1805 and IC1848, the famous Heart and Soul Nebulae, wide regions of hydrogen alpha that belong to our Milky Way located about 7000 light years from us.