M38 Open Cluster


The open cluster Messier 38 was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. Located in this field of view is the planetary nebula PK172+.1. Click here for a close up crop of the planetary. There are also two more open clusters in the field of view. At 2-3 o'clock is the open cluster NGC 1907 and at 11-12 o'clock is the open cluster Czernik 21.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M38 and NGC 1907
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Auriga
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 4200 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Cluster
Exposure: 180 min RGB Position: R.A. 05 hr 28 min , Dec +350 50'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 21 December 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village