IC 348

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IC 348
Object Type:
Open cluster
Constellation: Perseus
Magnitude: 7.3
Size: 10'

IC 348 is the small open cluster above the bright blue star near the center of the image. Barnard 3, 4, and 5 are dark nebulae in the left, center, and right of the image, respectively.

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount MX
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 61 x 10 minutes: R 30 x 10 minutes: G 42 x 10 minutes: B 29 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: December 28-31, 2013, and January 2 and 5, 2014
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot5 and TheSkyX. Images were processed with CCDStack2 and Photoshop CS6. A duplicate of the RGB image was combined with the original using Soft Light to enhance the color.

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