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This is one of my fave deep sky objects and is usually overlooked in favour of M34, the double cluster and many other nearby ones.

 

Now I have a T-ring and T-mount, there's a lot more I can do and I'm hoping for some clear weather to try out other targets.

 

Melotte20Y14FebD28_zps4084729e.jpg

 

If this doesn't post, the URL is: http://s197.photobucket.com/user/PhillipPugh/media/Melotte20Y14FebD28_zps4084729e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=8

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Cool. What set up and settings did you use? Are you on an equatorial mount?

 

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It is an ST80 on an EQ1 but not with a motor drive. I took several 3.2 second exposures at ISO 3200 at prime focus. I also wedged the camera with a 2nd tripod to add stability. I'd imaged it before with a compact digital camera but this is my best result so far.

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