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Contains:  NGC 6940
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NGC6940 - Herschel H8-7, 


NGC6940 - Herschel H8-7

NGC6940 - Herschel H8-7

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1194

Dates:Aug. 28, 2018

8x120" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Blue 36mm: 8x120" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Green 36 mm: 8x120" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Red 36mm: 8x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.16% job: 2224248

RA center: 20h 34' 27"

DEC center: +28° 16' 30"

Pixel scale: 3.943 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 229.481 degrees

Field radius: 1.093

Locations: Home Observatory, Haneytown, New Brunswick, Canada

Data source: Backyard


A bright moon and a poor sky is a good time to image open clusters. Thanks for looking.

From the Wiki: NGC 6940 is an open cluster in the constellation Vulpecula. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. The cluster is nearly a billion years old and it is located 2,500 light years away. It is considered the finest open cluster in the constellation.



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NGC6940 - Herschel H8-7,