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Contains:  NGC 188, Part of the constellation Ursa Minor (UMi), The star 24UMi, The star Polaris (αUMi), The star Yildun (δUMi)
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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield, 


Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield
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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield

Technical card

Dates:Aug. 7, 2018

Frames: 137x60" ISO800

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.23%

Basic astrometry details job: 2190673

RA center: 0h 35' 53"

DEC center: +87° 40' 30"

Pixel scale: 8.685 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 8.836 degrees

Field radius: 7.539 degrees

Resolution: 5202x3465

Locations: Balkon, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Here is the best friend of all astrophotographers in the northern hemisphere: Polaris. The open cluster NGC 188 is located in the lower part of the image which seems to be a rarely photographed object. With an age of more than 6.5 billion years, NGC 188 is one of the oldest known clusters.



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Polaris & NGC 188 Widefield,