Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lacerta (Lac)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7243
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NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster, 



    
        

            Dean Glace
NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster
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NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster

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NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster, 



    
        

            Dean Glace
NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster
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NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Planewave CDK14 Corrected Dall-Kirkham
Imaging Cameras
Fingerlakes PL11002M CCD
Filters
Custom Scientific LRGBC filter set 2"
Software
PixInsight 1.8 Imaging Processing Software · AstroPixel Processor Image processing · PHOTOSHOP CS5

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 28, 2021
Frames:
45x120" (1h 30')
Integration:
1h 30'
Avg. Moon age:
21.64 days
Avg. Moon phase:
55.42%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5050010

RA center: 22h15m15s.4

DEC center: +49°5533

Pixel scale: 0.726 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.097 degrees

Field radius: 0.475 degrees

Resolution: 3840x2730

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Dark Sky New Mexico

Description

NGC 7243 (also known as Caldwell 16) is an open cluster and Caldwell object in the constellation Lacerta. It shines at magnitude +6.4. Its celestial coordinates are RA 22h 15.3m , dec +49° 53′. It is located near the naked-eye stars Alpha Lacertae4 Lacertae, an A-class double star, and planetary nebula IC 5217. It lies approximately 2,800 light-years away, and is thought to be just over 100 million years old, consisting mainly of white and blue stars.

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NGC 7243 Open Star Cluster, 



    
        

            Dean Glace