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The Jewel Box Open Cluster

Started by gregbradley, 02/05/2005 12:41AM
Posted 02/05/2005 12:41AM | Edited 02/05/2005 01:01AM Opening Post
Here's one you may not have seen too often. Southern Skies gem. The Jewel Box open cluster.

Taken dark sky site, Darbys Falls NSW Australia.

Nexstar 11 GPS, .63 focal reducer, Nikon D70, Images Plus, Nikon Capture Editor, 6 shots, 3 x 10 seconds, 3 x 15 seconds.

Perfect seeing, very transparent - ideal conditions for a while.


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Posted 02/05/2005 09:02AM #1
Nice image Greg!

I really like the stark, black background.

It would be nice to travel to Australia to see some of the objects in the southern hemisphere... As well dive the Great Barrier Reef.


Posted 02/05/2005 11:06AM #2
Beautiful Greg! It is a new one for me.

"The expression of the beautiful is in direct ratio to the power of perception acquired by the artist." (Gustave Courbet)
Posted 02/06/2005 08:11AM #3
Wonderful cluster shot Greg!
Sometimes these Southern shots make me wish I was down in my birthplace (Peru) shooting all these great objects! (maybe one day I'll go back and do it)

Thank you for sharing with us!

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

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Lat 26N 16' 48" Long 80W 10' 48"
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