Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 188
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Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188, 



    
        

            Jarkko K. Laukkanen
Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188
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Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188

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Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188, 



    
        

            Jarkko K. Laukkanen
Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188
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Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Explorer MN190 DS
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 77D
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
Filters
Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow)
Software
Digital Photo Professional · DeepSkyStacker (DSS) · GIMP

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 21, 2021
Frames:
67x30" (33' 30")
Integration:
33' 30"
Avg. Moon age:
16.66 days
Avg. Moon phase:
96.01%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5263852

RA center: 00h47m28s.3

DEC center: +85°1532

Pixel scale: 1.152 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 193.678 degrees

Field radius: 0.553 degrees

Resolution: 2700x2160

Locations: Kotiobservatorio, Rauma, Satakunta, Finland

Data source: Backyard

Description

Open star cluster NGC188 is considered ancient, as it is older than the Solar system. It lies close to the north celestial pole, only 4 degrees from Polaris.

I imaged it with my new telescope, SkyWatcher MN190, so the telescopes optical alignment is not yet perfect.

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Ancient Open Star Cluster NGC188, 



    
        

            Jarkko K. Laukkanen