Combination of 5, 180 second images. Modified Canon Digital Rebel DSLR camera. 55mm f/5.6 lens.
Almost totally hidden below the northern horizon lies the constellation of Cassopeia. As the constellation encloses a rich portion of the Milky Way, Cassopeia abounds with interesting objects of all kinds, especially open clusters. It has been intersting to explore this region since moving to the northern hemisphere.
This general region would be the northern hemisphere equivalent to the Puppis-Vela region for southern observers, although not as rich.
Combination of 11, 120 second images. Modified Canon Digital Rebel DSLR camera. 135mm f/4 Olympus lens.
The above image is centred on gamma cassopeiae. To the lower left is the bright open cluster NGC 457, also known as the "ET Cluster", while to the upper left is the compact open cluster M103.