Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2506
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NGC 2506, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 2506

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NGC 2506, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 2506

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Focal reducers: Orion 3" Field Flattener

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:Jan. 5, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 45'

Avg. Moon age: 18.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.05%


RA center: 08h00m00s.398

DEC center: -10°4543.16

Pixel scale: 0.852 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.203 degrees

Field radius: 0.608 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 4480x2520

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is an open star cluster of 150 stars located 10,000 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros. It is one of the farthest open clusters from us, yet all of the stars appear to be resolved. Because it is so far away, this cluster is not visually impressive to me.

Several large bright blue and orange stars are sprinkled throughout the cluster. The lower left quadrant of the cluster is fairly devoid of stars for some reason. The bright blue star just below the center of the cluster appears to be a close double star. Other double stars are seen throughout the image.

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