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    Default Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster



    Like Jim in CT, the moon was a little too daunting last night for any long exposure imaging, so I imaged this open cluster in Vulpecula.

    It's kind of like a 'where's Waldo' type of cluster. The brightest stars form a coathanger pattern which is pretty nice to look at. Anyway, here's 6 minutes worth of 20 second exposures at ISO 400.
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    Collinder 399 the 'Coathanger' by Astronewb2011, on Flickr

    This was taken with the Stellarvue 90mm w/ AT2F, Nikon D5100 and Baader Clear Focus filter. No crop.

    Oh, if you can't find the 'coathanger', then there's no use in you looking for Waldo.....

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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Was that you I heard grumbling to themselves off in the distance last night? Nice little asterism ya got there..
    I can't wait for new moon. Did you see the week's forecast? Bah! Might as well find a project to start... Oh, Like, maybe a pier!
    Clear Skies! (yeah, right.. )
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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Quote Originally Posted by jimminCT View Post
    Was that you I heard grumbling to themselves off in the distance last night? Nice little asterism ya got there..
    I can't wait for new moon. Did you see the week's forecast? Bah! Might as well find a project to start... Oh, Like, maybe a pier!
    Clear Skies! (yeah, right.. )
    Jim
    You heard me crying all the way down there...lol? Yeah, the Cosmic Spotlight is putting on quite a show for the next several days... Like you, I need to 'Inventificate' something in the meantime too.

    Cheers Jim,

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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Good picture! I love the coat hanger - discovered it with my first pair of binoculars while I was searching for the dumbbell nebula nearby. Found that too. I was twelve and very proud with my discoveries.
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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    I have another buddy down towards Trumble who has a major remote-operated setup in a RoR... Nice! He and I were FB'ing back and forth around 2AM, lamenting the sky conditions and I was wondering at that time, how many others were out there doing the same thing? Misery loves company it seems
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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud View Post
    Good picture! I love the coat hanger - discovered it with my first pair of binoculars while I was searching for the dumbbell nebula nearby. Found that too. I was twelve and very proud with my discoveries.
    That's a great story, and I'm glad I helped you rerun that old memory...

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    Thanks share with us Paul
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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Well, it seems my challenge to the AF members worked. Nice pic Paul and thanks for accepting the challenge.
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    This used to be a great place to hang out but now it is not safe here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    Well, it seems my challenge to the AF members worked. Nice pic Paul and thanks for accepting the challenge.
    That was a challenge? Oh, I thought you were just berating me..... Lol. I'll try to mix it up a little, I imaged another cluster last night, but haven't processed it yet.

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    Default Re: Collinder 399, the Coathanger, Brocchi's Cluster

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDII View Post
    Thanks share with us Paul
    Thanks Mandii, hey, if you get a minute, send Snowden back from HK will you? Hahaha.

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