M29: A young open cluster in the constellation Cygnus. Since Cygnus is right along the Milky Way, the background is also very rich in stars.

Messier: 29
Right Ascension: 20h 23.9m
Declination: 38° 32'
Apparent Magnitude: 4.5

Date: October 2009
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD
Red: 8x90s
Green: 6x90s
Blue: 6x90s
Processing Notes: The camera was at -25C. The data was captured in CCDSoft, reduced and aligned in CCDStack, and combined in Sigma Beta, and saved as a 32bit FIT. The individual channels were combined in AstroArt, and saved as a Tiff (view) file. Final image processing was done in Photoshop.

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