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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Starfish Cluster (M38)
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Location: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, California
The Starfish Cluster, also known as M38 or NGC1912, is a beautiful open cluster in the constellation Auriga. It lies at a distance of approximately 4,200 light years from Earth. Also visible in this image is another, smaller open cluster, NGC1907. It contains approximately 30 member stars and is at a distance of approximately 4,100 light years from Earth.
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   40 x 50 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/3.9
   15 Darks, 0 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

Integration: 0 Hours, 33 Minutes, 20 Seconds
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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