14th September 2004
Extra Galactic Star Cluster
Right ascension: 0h 40m 48s Declination: +40° 45' 52"
200mm F5 newtonian @ F3.3, SC1.5 toucam RAW mode.
80mm F5 refractor @ F10 guidescope with SC1 toucam and GuideDog
50x40s frames. Captured in K3, debayered in AVIRaw, stacked in Registax, curves in photoshop. Noise reduction in Neat Image. Only slight noise reduction was possible to avoid damaging the cluster image.
This is a star cluster in a different galaxy! The dark and light lanes of the host galaxy, M31, are clearly visible. The amp glow has been left untouched because of this.
Location: Curdridge, Southampton, UK. 51N 15W.
Details of equipment and method.