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NGC 6791 - Old and large open cluster in Lyra, 





    
        

            Brice Blanc
NGC 6791 - Old and large open cluster in Lyra

NGC 6791 - Old and large open cluster in Lyra

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi TSA 102

Imaging camera:ATIK 383L+

Mount:Orion EQ-G Atlas

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 80/400

Guiding camera:ASI ZWO 120MC

Software:PixInsightinkscape.org Inkscape

Filter:Astronomik LRGB 1.25" Type IIc

Resolution: 3210x2140

Dates:May 14, 2019

Frames: 75x120"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.90%

Astrometry.net job: 2705604

RA center: 290.228 degrees

DEC center: 37.772 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.368 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.904 degrees

Field radius: 0.733 degrees

Locations: Home, Entre Deux Guiers, Isere, France

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 6791 is a very unusual open star cluster located in the Lyra constellation. It is one the oldest cluster of the milky way with stars aged about 8 bilion years. The cluster is also hosting white dwarfs aged about 6 bilion years old. This out of sync ages makes it still very studied.

More info here :
http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/2008-25

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Brice Blanc
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2024
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NGC 6791 - Old and large open cluster in Lyra, 





    
        

            Brice Blanc

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