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NGC 6709 in Aquila

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N refractor  at f/5, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   22 June 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 15 x 2 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 10 x 1.5 min (1x1 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1600 x 1200.

North is up in this image. The catalog references for this cluster is NGC 6709. It is located in the constellation of Aquila. The cluster is distinguished by the blue stars  in a dense star field. The blue stars in the cluster indicate a relatively young age. NGC 6709 is about 3,500 light years distant from Earth.   Horizontal FOV is 60'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 18h 51m 30s Dec: +1021'00"

 

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