RUN TIME: 93 minutes
RELEASE DATE: Sept 10, 2022
Music is instrumental except some talking snippets of my friend Kip Cameron who killed himself in 2020.
Album cover photo of Perseus Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884) by Michael W. Dean (BipTunia). Tech specs:
Total integration (combined exposure) 3 hours, 8 minutes. 188 Lights (separate exposures). 60 second exp each at 800 ISO. 29 Darks. 29 Flats. 30 Dark Flats. Some forest fire smoke in air when imaging. Bortle 3. (backyard Oregon farm.) Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop. Image cropped.
RedCat on Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro with Zwo mini guide cam and scope via PhD2. Cam: stock DSLR…Canon 90D. Polar align via SharpCap.
Info on Perseus Double Cluster:
“NGC 869 has a mass of 4,700 solar masses and NGC 884 weighs in at 3,700 solar masses; both clusters are surrounded with a very extensive halo of stars, with a total mass for the complex of at least 20,000 solar masses. They form the core of the Perseus OB1 association of young hot stars. Based on their individual stars, the clusters are relatively young, both 14 million years old. In comparison, the Pleiades have an estimated age ranging from 75 million years to 150 million years.”
- Perseus 16 EDO Microtonal
- Flying Paranoid with Six Bags
- Gravitationally Completely Collapsed Object
- Marimba Intermission
- Forgotten Secret Tree House
- Pounding Cottons Into Dust
- Three-Pound Universe
- For that One Fan in Orlando Florida
Album cover 2000 px high-rez of alternate cover click below: