Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2506
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
C54, NGC 2506, 


            Steven Bellavia
C54, NGC 2506
Powered byPixInsight

C54, NGC 2506

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS-Optics PHOTOLINE 115 mm F7 triplet apo

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ-6R Pro SynScan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: The Bellavia Basic 50mm f/6 guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MC

Software: IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Annie's Astro Actions V7  ·  SharpCap Pro 3.2  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut

Accessory: TS-Optics TS FLAT 2,5"

Dates:Jan. 2, 2021

Frames:Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut: 37x30" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 18.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.13%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 18.00

Mean FWHM: 4.00

Temperature: 2.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4156681

RA center: 8h 0' 2"

DEC center: -10° 46' 12"

Pixel scale: 1.496 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.602 degrees

Field radius: 0.564 degrees

Resolution: 1920x1920

Data source: Traveller


Caldwell 54, NGC 2506 is a somewhat faint open cluster of stars in the constellation of Monoceros, located at a distance of 12,700 light years away. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1791. It is of intermediate age, estimated at around two billion years.



  • C54, NGC 2506, 


            Steven Bellavia
  • Final
    C54, NGC 2506, 


            Steven Bellavia

Sky plot

Sky plot


C54, NGC 2506, 


            Steven Bellavia