RUN TIME: 71 minutes
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2022
All instruments, songs, production, mastering, and cover photo: Michael W. Dean.
Music is instrumental except “Pinky the Wonder Cat”
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Album cover photo of Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula, (Messier 42 and Sh2-279) by Michael W. Dean (BipTunia / Intergalactic Prairie Studio). Tech specs:
Total integration (combined exposure) 5 hours, 9 minutes. 309 Lights (separate exposures). 60 second exp each at 800 ISO. 73 Darks. 16 Flats. 26 Dark Flats. Bortle 3. (backyard Oregon farm.) Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop. Image cropped, full image here.
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.”
1. Cats Dig Me
2. Last Common Ancestor
3. Injecting Data Into My Brain
4. Early European Modern Humans
5. Pinky the Wonder Cat
6. Encrypted Emission
7. Neanderthal Bone Flute Played in a Cave
8. Secret Hidden Hobby
9. Hearing Voices in the Hall
10. Guitar Bass Drums Synth and Piano