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NGC 7209 in Lacerta

 

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Scope: Megrez 80 mm refractor at f/5.6, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   23 August 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 16 x 3 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 3 min (1x1 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1350.

North is up in this image. NGC 7209 is an open cluster in the constellation of Lacerta, near the border with Cygnus. It is a faint cluster formed by 25 to 100 stars, these members are predominantly blue and white stars. NGC 7209 is about 2,900 light years distant from Earth.   Horizontal FOV is 68'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 22h 05m 12s Dec: +4630'00"

 

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