Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

Aldebaran - The Hyades


The Hyades are a close (about 150 lightyears) and young Open Cluster around the red giant Aldebaran, the brightest star of the constellation of Taurus.  This famous asterism has the shape of an "V" and represent the face of the Bull. On the top left of image the small Open Cluster NGC 1647. 


- Date / Location : 20/10/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AF-ED working at f/4 - Nikon FM2 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of one 6-Minute and one 6-Minute with Diffuser filter on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Windy


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