Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6124
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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius, 



    
        

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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius, 



    
        

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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

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Acquisition details

Dates:
May 29, 2020 ·  July 19, 2020 ·  July 23, 2020
Frames:
Astronomik Blue: 100×120(3h 20′) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Green: 103×120(3h 26′) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Red: 115×120(3h 50′) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
10h 36′
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
12.66 days
Avg. Moon phase:
18.16%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

RA center: 16h25m16s.41

DEC center: -40°4029.2

Pixel scale: 1.646 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.178 degrees

Field radius: 0.627 degrees

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Resolution: 2236x1586

File size: 2.5 MB

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

A fine display and a nice mix of red giant (cool) stars and many blue/white (very hot) stars. Located in the constellation of Scorpius approximately 18,600 light years from Earth. The cluster consists of approximately 100 stars.

Positioned against the backdrop of the Milky Way, the cluster shares the field with a number of dark nebulae, clouds of dust blocking out the light from the stars behind. The contrasting star colours, dark dust lanes and busy star field makes for an interesting visual display.

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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters