Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  The star Meissa (λOri)  ·  The star φ1Ori  ·  The star φ2Ori
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Collinder 69, 


            K. Schneider
Collinder 69
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Collinder 69

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS APO 90/600

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS1100D

Mounts: Vixen Sphinx SXP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics TSL50D Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta M-GEN Stand Alone Autoguider

Focal reducers: TS PHOTOLINE 0,79x reducer/flattener 0,79x Reducer / Flattener

Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD EOS Clip

Dates:March 21, 2019

Frames:Astronomik CLS CCD EOS Clip: 22x100" ISO400

Integration: 0.6 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 15.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.72%

Temperature: 10.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2597017

RA center: 5h 34' 58"

DEC center: +9° 47' 27"

Pixel scale: 2.174 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.751 degrees

Field radius: 1.322 degrees

Resolution: 2583x3536

Locations: Garden, Zwingenberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Cr 69 is a true open cluster, its brightest star is Lambda Orionis, Orion's head. The cluster hosts about 40 stars at a distance of 1300 - 1400 Lj. Just the right object for a full moon night.



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Collinder 69, 


            K. Schneider