Derby and District Astronomical Society

NGC 2266

Open Cluster in Gemini      RA 6h 43m 20s  Dec +26° 59m 6s

This image of NGC 2266 was captured by Mike Lancaster on the 14th March 2022. It is comprised of 10 x 10 minute exposures taken through a 10" Meade ACF SCT using a 0.5x Mallincam Focal reducer, Astronomik CLS CCD filter and Mallincam Universe camera at 16 dB gain and full resolution. This setup was guided using an SXV Lodestar camera through an OVL off-axis guider and PHD2. The images were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, and cropped and processed in Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop Elements 2020.  Image © Mike Lancaster.