Starry Vistas by Don J. McCrady
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M103 and a Meteor


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M103 is a beautiful compact open cluster in Cassiopeia. Its density and colour contrast make it a showpiece for imagers and visual observers alike. A meteor streaked through one of my frames, so I decided to include it in the final stack

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (self-guide)
Takahashi EM-200
Hutech LPS filter
RGB: 27 minute each channel (3 minute subexposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL and Photoshop CS3
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools