A change from nebulae

With a run of clear evenings continuing it seems a shame to waste the opportunity despite a bright moon. Although not good for nebulae it was a chance to target some of the clusters which don't need the lengthy exposures. However I only managed M 103 as I couldn't resist wasting a lot of time chasing another galaxy without success.....M 103 is in Cassiopeia and was one of the last additions to Messier's catalogue. It is noted for the bright red giant that dominates its centre. Details: 10" F4.3 Newt. 4x 150 second + 4x 240 second exposures with CLS in DSS, Faststone & XAT.

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