M48 in Hydra


Scope: ST80  f/3 Location: Del Mar CA   3/5/2003  Camera: Vesta 690

Exposure: 12 x 40 sec  and 21 x 24 sec color frames with IR block filter

To avoid getting a bloated central stars of the cluster while still getting some depth in the surrounding field, 3 different exposures were taken. However, I only used a 24 sec and 40 sec frame exposure. The shorter exposure was used to de-saturate and separate the central bright stars of the cluster on the 40 sec image. Horizontal FOV is 55'


Home ] Galaxies ] Nebulas ] Globular Clusters ] OpenClusters ] Moon and Planets ]

All images and content remain the property of Jim Thommes - copyright 2003 - 2013

Current Web Total Hits -

- Unique Visitors