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As the Messier open clusters go, M34 is certainly not one of the more impressive examples but is quite bright at magnitude 5.2 and can be naked eye visible under exceptional skies.  M34 is located in the constellation Perseus and is about 1,500 light year's distant.  It is comprised of about 80 member stars.


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Date:  1/7/2008

Location:  Home

Telescope:  Orion 80ED

Mount:  Losmandy GM-8

Camera:  Hutech 350D @ ISO 800, IDAS LPS filter

Exposure Count:  20 @ 90 seconds, 30 minutes total exposure.

Guiding:  ST-402ME through Canon EF 200mm F/2.8 L II

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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