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Open Cluster M38: The Open Cluster M38 and the smaller one NGC 1907 (bottom left) bear some resemblance, especially in deep exposures, with the Double Cluster in Perseus. M38 is about 200 Mio years old and lies  approx. 4000 LY from us. It can be observed even with binoculars.

Object Open Cluster M38
Category Open Clusters
Designation M 038
Constellation Auriga
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 4x5 min (1x1 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 24 Sep 2009
 
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