M37 (RGB)

M37

M37 is a bring open cluster of stars in the constellation Auriga that was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna in 1654. Located opposite of the galactic center, M37 is about 550 million years old and 4500 light years from Earth.

  • Date – 07 March 2020
  • Location – Backyard
  • Telescope – AT130EDT @ f/5.6 (728mm focal length)
  • Camera – ASI1600MM-C @ -10C
  • Guiding – ASI120MM-Mini / ZWO OAG
  • Mount – Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
  • Pixel Scale – 1.08″/pixel
  • Exposures
    • Red: 30x90s (Gain 76, Offset 50)
    • Green: 30x90s (Gain 76, Offset 50)
    • Blue: 30x90s (Gain 76, Offset 50)
    • Total integration: 2.25 hours
  • Processing – PixInsight


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