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M52, The Scorpion Cluster



This is M52, the Scorpion Cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia.  This open cluster is about 5,000 light years away and contains several hundred stars in a nice compact grouping. 


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Date: 11/7/2004

Location: Home

Telescope: LX200 GPS


Camera:  Canon 20D DSLR, ISO 400

Capture Software:  Canon EOS Viewer Utility

Settings: 20 x 30 second exposures, ISO 400.  5 x 1 minute exposures, ISO 400

Format: Large JPG

Exposure Count:  25 frames (4 rejected), 20 x 30 second, 5 x 1 minute

Post Processing:  Stacked, aligned and digital development in ImagesPlus.

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