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Open Cluster NGC 6910 embedded in nebula region

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Imaging telescope or lens: LACERTA Newton ohne Namen 10"

Imaging camera: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 FW

Mount: Gemini G53F

Software: PixInsight

Resolution: 2216x1674

Dates: Aug. 24, 2015

Frames: 18x600"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.09%

Astrometry.net job: 758756

RA center: 305.973 degrees

DEC center: 40.570 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.681 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.530 degrees

Field radius: 0.648 degrees

Locations: Sternwarte Kremstal, Inzersdorf im Kremstal, Oberösterreich, Austria

Description

At a distance of 3700 light-years, the open cluster NGC 6910 is located in an extented nebula region in the constellation Cygnus and not far off the galactic plane. This explains the yellow color of the stars in contrast to the blue foreground stars in the vicinity of NGC 6910.

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