NGC 957 - Open Cluster in Perseus

 

 

NGC 957 is an open star cluster that lies approximately 5,900 light years in the constellation of Perseus. It is a young cluster (i.e., approximately 11 million years old) that contains several massive blue stars.

 

Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130NFB refractor
Camera: Modified Canon 650D (T4i); ISO 1600
Mount:  iOptron CEM60
Guiding: QHY 5L-II on 60mm guide scope
Exposures: 18 @ 5min.
Notes:  Images were focused using the camera's live view and a Bahtinov mask. Exposures were captured, aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The composite image was adjusted in Photoshop.
Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 9/4/21.
   
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