Monday, August 23, 2010

The Coathanger

The Coathanger is an asterism in Vulpecula. Cataloged as Collinder 399, and also known as Brocchi's Cluster, it was thought to be an open cluster until fairly recently. This image was a test to see if I could fit the entire cluster onto my DSLR's CMOS chip using the Epsilon-200. I will go back and take longer exposures when I get a chance.

Coathanger Cluster, Epsilon-200
Here is an earlier image taken afocally with my ST80:

Coathanger Cluster, ST80

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