Milwaukee Astronomical Society

Open Cluster Gallery



M11 Widefield by Tom SchmidtkunzM11 Wide Field 
Canon T3i 24-105 L, @105mm, 9-2 min exposures. ISO 400. Process: Nebulosity, Adobe Elements.
Sept. 2018
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex  by Shubhendu SadhukhanDouble Cluster - NGC 869 & 884
Meade 6" f/5 reflector, Camera: Canon 60D Stock, Total: 72 min (72 subs, ISO 1600, 1min each). Process: PS, NC.
Sept. 2018
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukhan

Milky Way and Mars over Door County by Chad AndristMilky Way with Mars Over Door County
Canon 60D, EFS 18-200mm F3.5-5.6, 14 images, 20 seconds each. Full Res and info at Astrobin.
Jul 2018
Photo by: Chad Andrist

M6  by Jeff KraehnkeM6
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T f/5, Camera: QSI690 w/ Astrodon LRGB filters. LRGB: 5x1min each. Total exp: 20 min. Full res and info at Astrobin.
Jul. 2018
Photo by: Jeff Kraehnke

Sagittarius Wide Field  by Arun HegdeM8 / M20 / M21 Sagittarius Region
Widefield: Canon 5D Mark IV w/ 400mm f/5.6 at /6.3. 56 frames at 80 secs each. Process: RNC color stretch and Photoshop.
Jul. 2018
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M35 by Chad AndristM35
Scope: TPO 8" RCT @ f/5.68, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MMC CMOS, 0.9 hours, L 25x30s, RGB 28x30s each. Process: Pixinsight, Lightroom, Photoshop CS5.
Apr 2018
Photo by: Chad Andrist

Gemini widefield by Tamas KriskaGemini Region incl. M35
Modified Canon 60D DSLR, Rokinon 85mm lens, Fornax LighTrack II tracking mount. 3x6 min subs. Processing: Nebulosity and Photoshop.
Apr 2018
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

Mars, Saturn, & M22 by Frank KenneyMars, Saturn, and M22

Remote from New Mexico. 15 sec narrowband OIII image.
Mar 2018
Photo by: Frank Kenney

Gemini Wide Field by Tom SchmidtkunzGemini Widefield - M35
From Harrington Beach. Canon DSLR with red sensitive chip, with L series 24-105 lens, shot at 105. 8 * 2 min. Processed with Nebulosity.
Mar. 2018
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Auriga Wide Field by Tom SchmidtkunzAuriga Widefield - M36, M37, and M38
From Harrington Beach. Canon DSLR with red sensitive chip, with L series 24-105 lens, shot at 105. 10 * 2 min. Processed with Nebulosity.
Mar. 2018
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M45 by Jeff KraehnkeM45 - The Pleiades
Scope: Stellarvue 130mm f/5, Camera: QSI690-wsg8 camera w/ Astrodon LRGB filters. Lum: 15x60sec, Red: 12x60sec, Green: 12x60sec, Blue: 20x @ 60sec. Captured using SGP and processed in PixInsight. Feb. 2018
Photo by: Jeff Kraehnke

M45 - The Pleiades by Arun HegdeM45 - Pleiades
Camera: DSLR - 5D Mark IV, Lens: 400mm f/5.6L shot at f/5.6. 60x28 second exposures with 6 darks. Processing: RNC Color Stretch, PS, and Lightroom.
Feb. 2018
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M45 The Pleiades - Paul BorchardtM45 - The Pleiades
F-Scope, Celestron C14 w/HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR, ISO1600. Stack of 45 images, 90 seconds each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M45 Pleiades - Chad AndristM45 - Pleiades
Scope: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII, camera: ASI1600MMC, Filters: Optolong LRGB 1.25"/ASI EFW8, Processing: SGP, AP-ASCOM, PHD, Pixinsight.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Chad Andrist

Pleiades - Arun HegdeM45 - Pleiades
From Cupertino, CA. 5D Mark IV using a 400mm lens at ISO1600. 39 1 minute exposures. Processing using RNC color stretch and PS..
Dec. 2017
Photo: Arun Hegde

M20, Trifid Nebula - Paul BorchardtM20 - Trifid Nebula
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9, Camera: Canon T5 DLSR at ISO 1600. 20 exposures @ 3 minutes. 1 hr total exposure. Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop..
Dec. 2017
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M45 by Gabe ShaugnnessyM45 - The Pleiades
Scope: TMB92SS @ f/4.4, Reducer: TRF-2008 0.8x, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, Mount: Mach1 GTO. Exposure: RGB - 30x5min., 2.5 hrs total exposure. Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. Dec. 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 869 - Half of the Double Cluster - Chad AndristNGC 869 - Half of the Double Cluster
Scope: TPO 8RCT, Camera: ASI1600MMC CMOS, Gain/Offset at Unity, Temp -15C, L: 15x10s, R:15x10s, G:15x10s, B:15x10s. Software: SGP, Pixinsight
November 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M45 - The Pleiades - Jason DoyleM45 - The Pleiades
Scope: Explore Scientific Mak-Newt Comet Hunter, Canon 60D @ ISO 1600. 33 minutes total = 11x180 sec. Stacked in DSS, processed in PS
November 2017
Photo: Jason Doyle

M73 by Lee KeithM73
6" scope with no motorized focus. Stack of 50 3 sec exposures.
October, 2017
Photo: Lee Keith

M20 - Trifid Nebula by Chad AndristM20 - Trifid Nebula
Camera: ASI1600MMC, Scope: TPO 8RC f/8 1625mm FL. 1.2 hours in LRGB, L: 57x45s, R: 20x60s, G: 20x60s, B: 20x60s. Processing in Pixinsight.
August 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M16 - Eagle Nebula by Chad AndristM16- Eagle Nebula
Camera: ASI1600MMC, Scope: TPO8RC, 1625mm FL, f/8. 2.8 hours integration: Ha 11x300s, OIII 11x300s, SII 11x300s. Pre/post processing done in Pixinsight.
August 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M16 by Tom MaxwellM16 - The Eagle Nebula
Scope: Explore Scientific 127MM Triplet. Camera: ZWO ASI1600 Cooled OSC. 60 exp, 60 sec each. Processed in Deep Sky Stacker and PS.
July 2017
Photo: Tom Maxwell

M7 by Frank KenneyM7

Imaged remote from Mt Teide, off the coast of northern Africa.
Jul. 2017
Photo by: Frank Kenney

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula  by Paul BorchardtM8 - The Lagoon Nebula
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. ISO 1600. 20 exps of 2 min each along w/ 20 more at 30 secs each. Processing in Nebulosity, Pixinsight, and Photomatix Pro. April 2017.
Photo: Paul Borchardt