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Contains:  NGC 1342, NGC1342
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NGC 1342, 


            Gary Imm
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NGC 1342

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MM Pro Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: PixInsight  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control

Dates:Sept. 14, 2019

Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 20x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 20x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 20x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.91% job: 2989631

RA center: 3h 31' 44"

DEC center: +37° 21' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.494 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.484 degrees

Field radius: 0.422 degrees

Resolution: 5004x3582

Data source: Backyard


This object is an open cluster located 2000 light years away in the constellation of Perseus at a declination of +37 degrees. The cluster spans 16 arc-minutes in our apparent view, which corresponds to a diameter of 8 light years.

This cluster looks nice to me because it has a board distribution of star magnitudes and colors. Many bright blue and orange stars are visible. The cluster stands out from the background well. In my information search, I didn't find anything particularly interesting about this object.



Gary Imm
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NGC 1342, 


            Gary Imm