index astrophotograpy about location gallery equipment contact contact

Galactic clusters

This is cluster of stars lying on or close to the galactic disk. The stars were formed in the same nebula. These don`t have strong enough gravitation to keep the members together, hence the stars are slowly drifting apart. Easily seen galactic clusters are the Hyades, the Pleiades (M45), M38, M11 and the beautiful double cluster in Perseus (ngc 869 & 884) below.

The double cluster in Perseus. R200SS w/coma-corrector. 6x90 sec on Canon 20D, 800 ISO. 2005-10-24

M52 and the Bubble-nebula. TeleVue 4" apo, Canon 20D, 10x150sec, 800 ISO.