NGC 869 & NGC 884
Double Cluster in Perseus

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory December 16, 2006
Temperature mid 30'sF, Transparency - fair, Seeing - 3/5
Telescope Orion ED80 Refractor, F/7.5 on a Losmandy G11, Prime Focus, Image scale 2.54 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XCM color camera
CCD temp -25C
Exposure Times 24 X 4 minutes - 1.5 hours
Other Information Image acquisition and guiding - CCDSoft V5
No filters
Image Processing * Images Plus 2.75 - Calibration, Bayer Interpolate, Grading, Alignment, Sigma Clipped Median Combine, mild DDP
* Adobe CS - Levels, Curves, Cropping, JPEG conversion

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© 2006 Michael A. Siniscalchi