You are in my arms
Tells his fairytale
Of paradise, where roses grew
(Stardust, Mitchell Parish)
Wednesday night, December 11th, the clouds made way for clear skies. The Moon was full but I was not about to let that stop me. Most of the night was spent imaging the Burning Man Nebula, NGC 1491. But it took a while for that target to clear the trees. In the meantime, I imaged the Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and 884. I reduced my exposures to 1 minute to help ensure that I minimized over saturating the sensor in order to preserve good star color. The result was 20 subs each of R, G, and B binned 1x1 for a total integration time of 1 hour. With bright clusters like the Double Cluster, that is plenty of time. The telescope used was my AT8RC with the CCDT67 focal reducer/flattener.
I used PCC in PixInsight to calibrate the color. Here is the result: