Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  NGC 225
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NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat", 


            Boris Emchenko
NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat"
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher BKP250/F1000

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Mono

Mounts: WS-180

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Focal reducers: Baader Planerarium 2" Corrector/Field Flattener RCC I

Software: Pleyades Astrophoto PixInsight Ripley  ·  CCDCommander

Dates:Sept. 17, 2017Oct. 20, 2017

B: 58x600" bin 1x1
G: 44x600" bin 1x1
L: 100x600" bin 1x1
R: 40x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 40.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.69%

Astrometry.net job: 1854243

RA center: 0h 43' 44"

DEC center: +61° 54' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.112 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.929 degrees

Field radius: 0.635 degrees

Resolution: 3333x2405

Locations: Astromania Vedrus remote observatory, Krasnodar, Russian Federation

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Astro Hostel Krasnodar


Taken in 18 nights from 17/09 till 20/10, total exposure 41 hour.

Open cluster NGC225 in Cassiopea is one of the youngest clusters in our Galaxy - some of it stars are only 0.5-1 mln. years old (being, essentially, protostars)
Blue reflection nebula designated vdB4 is probaly starmaterial left after NGC225.

Why this cluster is called "SailBoat":



    NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat", 


            Boris Emchenko
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    NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat", 


            Boris Emchenko
    NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat", 


            Boris Emchenko


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NGC225 / vdB4 "Sailboat", 


            Boris Emchenko