Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Caldwell 14 – 01/24

The first photo with a full-frame sensor on my VIXEN VC200L. The Double Cluster Caldwell 14.

First use of my newly astromodified Canon EOS R. Also, the initial attempt with a full-frame sensor on my VIXEN VISAC VC200L. Aside from the fact that this double open star cluster is incredibly beautiful, the telescope’s imaging quality across the entire frame is truly impressive.

This week, the Crab Nebula M1 was my main subject, but I also managed to capture a star cluster just before each session.

Full resolution on Flickr:

Double Cluster Caldwell 14

Technical overview

TelescopeVixen VISAC VC200L
Focal Length1800mm
Erecting Lense
CameraCANON EOS R(a)
Guiding EquipmentPegasus Astro Indigo OAG
Guiding CameraQHY 5-III-462C
MountSkywatcher HEQ5 Pro, Belt and Hypertuned
Photography Date01/11/2024
Exposure-Time Lights17x300s
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES, DARKS
SensitivityISO 1600
Processing Date01/11/2024
Software StackEKOS/INDI, PixInsight, Affinity Photo
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany

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