IC 348

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, February 11, 2018

IC 348 (Ced 20, Collinder 41, DG 23, LBN 758 and others) is an open cluster with nebulosity located approximately 1000 light-years away in Perseus. This field is dominated by the bright magnitude 3.81 star Omicron Persei (HIP 17448 and numerous others).

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8:8:12x300s – 40:40:60 minutes each – binned 2x2

380 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 20 minutes

Imaged over five nights in January, 2018 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/40180884982/sizes/l

A much wider view taken with my refractor can be found here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/10277286346.

Reflections from the bright star led to issues processing this data.

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