NGC 188 – Open Cluster in Cepheus
Telescope: Meade LXD75 SN6
Luminance: Meade DSI Pro III, 40x60sec binned 2x2, IDAS LPS-2 Filter
Color: Meade DSI III, 18x60sec, Orion Imaging Filter
Guide scope: Meade DSX-90, PHD
Software: Envisage, Autostar Image Processing, Nebulosity, Photoshop
I don’t recall if I’ve ever seen this cluster visually, though with my camera it appears as a beautiful patch of stardust. Located less than 5 degrees from the north celestial pole, this is one of the northernmost NGC objects.