Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lacerta (Lac)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7243
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NGC 7243

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors


Dates:Aug. 10, 2017

Frames: 113x60" (1h 53') ISO400

Integration: 1h 53'

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 17.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.15%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1691700

RA center: 22h 15' 11"

DEC center: +49° 53' 45"

Pixel scale: 3.704 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.540 degrees

Field radius: 1.209 degrees


Resolution: 2011x1215

Description

NGC 7243, Caldwell 16, is an open cluster in the constellation Lacerta. This open cluster shines at magnitude 6.4, and consists of about 70 stars of 9th magnitude and fainter. It covers an area of about 20 arc minutes, with many of the stars arranged in visible clumps. At the center of the cluster is the double star Struve 2890, two 9th magnitude stars 9" apart.

NGC 7243 lies approximately 2,800 light-years away, and is thought to be only about 100 million years old. As such, it consists mainly of young, hot blue and white stars

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