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Open Clusters

2011

M35 and NGC 2158
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  32x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS5 and DeepSkyStacker
location  8th of March 2011 - Tielrode, Belgium
comment  2700 x 1800
m45

2008

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM at f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 40D
film  ISO 400
exposure  18x 360s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  6th of September 2008 - Montlaux, France
comment  3000 x 2000
m45

2007

M35 and IC443
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  14x 360s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  15th and 16th of April 2007 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  Open Clusters: M35, NGC2158, Collinder 89, IC2156 and IC2157
comment  Nebulae: IC443, LBN845, Sh2-249 and IC444
comment  3450 x 2300 (3MB!)
m35 and ic443

2006

M35 and IC443
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  12x 300s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  22nd of December 2006 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  Open Clusters: M35, NGC2158, Collinder 89, IC2156 and IC2157
comment  Nebulae: IC443, Simeis 247, Sh2-249 and IC444
comment  Galaxy: PGC143077 as a few pixels in the hi-res version
comment  3000 x 2000
m35 and ic443

M38 and The Flaming Star
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  12x 300s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  22nd of December 2006 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  Objects recognizable: M38, IC405, IC410/NGC1893, IC417/Stock8, NGC1907 and LBN794
comment  2100 x 1400
m38 and the flaming star

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 1600
exposure  14x 300s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  18th of December 2006 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
m45

Mel111 - The Hair of Berenice
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  12x 300s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  22nd of December 2006 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  Background galaxies: NGC4393, NGC4448, NGC4494, NGC4559, NGC4562 and NGC4565
mel 111

M38, NGC1907, NGC1931, IC 405, IC 410 and Sh2-234
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  30x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  21th of November 2006 - Hove, Belgium
m38, ngc1907, ngc1931, ic405, ic410 and sh2-234

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 190mm f/2.8
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
exposure  16x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  19th of November 2006 - Hove, Belgium
comment  First exposure on newly arrived Losmandy GM8
m45

M44 and Saturn
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 1600
exposure  Mosaic of 4 frames of 9x60s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  31st of January 2006 - Hove, Belgium
m44 and saturn

M44 and Saturn
lens  EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 70mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 1600
exposure  45 exposures of 5s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  27th of January 2006 - Achtmaal, The Netherlands
m44 and saturn

M35 and NGC2158
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  15 exposures of 120s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  3rd of January 2006 - Hove, Belgium
m45

2005

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  23 exposures of 120s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  5th of November 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m45

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  6 exposures of 120s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  11th of October 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m45

h & Chi Persii
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  30 exposures of 30s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  11th of October 2005 - Hove, Belgium
h & chi persii

h & Chi Persii
lens  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  6 exposures of 30s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  17th of August 2005 - Hove, Belgium
h & chi persii

M11 in the Scutum cloud
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 159mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  33 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  13th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
comment  Up to 13 Barnard dark nebula and several open clusters are visible
m11

M24 and M17
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  20 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  10th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
comment  M24 is not a star cluster but rather a window on the next arm in our galaxy
m24 and m17

M45 - The Pleiades
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  20 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  10th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
comment  A nasty reflection caused some additional nebula
m45

M67
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  8 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop 6.0, Neat Image and Iris
location  6th of February 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m67

NGC2244
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  8 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop 6.0, Neat Image and Iris
location  6th of February 2005 - Hove, Belgium
ngc2244

M35 and NGC2158
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  15 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop 6.0, Neat Image and Iris
location  12th of January 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m35

M45 - The Pleiades
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  2 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Crop, levels, curves and unsharp masking in Photoshop 6.0 and noise reduction in Iris
location  12th of January 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m45

2004

NGC6910 and Sadr, Gamma Cygni
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  4 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Crop, levels, curves and unsharp masking in Photoshop 6.0 and noise reduction in Iris
location  15th of May 2004 - Hove, Belgium
ngc6910

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