Derby and District Astronomical Society

NGC 2420

Open Cluster in Gemini      RA 7h 38m 23s  Dec +21° 34m 26s

This image of open cluster NGC 2420 was captured by Mike Lancaster on the 25th February 2022. It is comprised of 4 x 5 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 20 dB gain and 2x2 binning. This setup was guided using an SXV Lodestar camera through an OVL off-axis guider and PHD2. The images were stacked, cropped and processed in Nebulosity 4.  Image © Mike Lancaster.