Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6866
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NGC 6866  an open star cluster, 



    
        

            RonAdams
NGC 6866  an open star cluster
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NGC 6866 an open star cluster

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NGC 6866  an open star cluster, 



    
        

            RonAdams
NGC 6866  an open star cluster
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NGC 6866 an open star cluster

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT72ED f/6
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D5300 DSLR Nikon
Mounts
iOptron CEM25P
Accessories
Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors
Software
PHD2 Guiding · Fitswork4 · Digicam, Deep Sky Stacker, Gimp, Photoscape
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY 5-II

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 24, 2018
Frames:
35x180" (1h 45')
Integration:
1h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
11.36 days
Avg. Moon phase:
87.43%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3685071

RA center: 20h03m00s.10

DEC center: +44°1507

Pixel scale: 1.879 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.948 degrees

Field radius: 1.887 degrees

Resolution: 6016x4016

Data source: Unknown

Description

I decided before I went outside that I was going to image some open clusters that I've not imaged before. I felt like the clusters would be less affected by the moon light than some other objects would. However the image was affected by the moon light. The color was degraded to the point where I could not repair it no matter what I tried. This cluster has red nebulosity associated with the cluster and scattered around the field of view. I've seen really nice images of this. However

because of the Moon I did not capture any of this nebulosity.

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NGC 6866  an open star cluster, 



    
        

            RonAdams