Open Cluster M34
Photographed by Scott Davis on February 9, 2013
From Eastman Lake, California
Messier 34 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Perseus. It contains approximately 400 known members and lies at an estimated distance of 1500 light years.
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure Details:
Camera settings were ISO 1600, shutter speed of 50 seconds. This image is a stacked composite of 40 light frames and 10 dark frames.

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