NGC 1528 – Open Cluster in Perseus

Telescope: Meade N6 at f/5, Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: Full-spectrum Modified Canon 600D, Orion Imaging Skyglow Filter
Guide scope: Williams Optics 50mm, Meade DSI Pro III, PHD
Exposure: 32x60sec ISO 800 saved as RAW
Darks: Internal (Long Exposure Noise Reduction On)
Flats: 32x1/250sec, ISO 800, tee shirt flats taken during twilight
Average Light Pollution: Red zone, poor transparency
Lensed Sky Quality Meter: 18.4 mag/arc-sec^2
Stacking: Mean with a 2-sigma clip.
White Balance: Nebulosity Automatic
Software: Backyard EOS, Nebulosity, Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop

NGC 1528 is a relatively bright, condensed open cluster in eastern Perseus. This is another star-hop catch that I found while exploring the borders of Perseus; up the western side and then down the eastern side. It small telescopes is should make a fine patch of stardust.


NGC 1528 (11-26-2017)-1j.jpg