NGC206 cluster in M31

NGC206 cluster in M31

03 Nov 2012
Object name: NGC206 cluster in M31
Apparent RA: 00 40 32.3  Apparent Dec: +40 44 18
Constellation: Andromeda

One of my top objects - the NGC 206 open cluster within the M31 Andromeda galaxy. This is just a quick test shot before the bright moon rose - just trying to get the collimation and alignment correct with my new secondary mirror and new OAG/filterwheel setup. Note the two round blobs to the left of NGC206 are bad dust specks that even flattening can't remove.

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Captured in Maxim and processed in Photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector 15x120s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

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