Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2506
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NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170), 



    
        

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NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170)

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NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170), 



    
        

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NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 925HD

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST8300M

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 550 mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ASI 120MM Guide Camera

Focal reducers: CCDT67

Software: Aladin Sky Atlas Aladin  ·  Excalibrator  ·  Pixinsight  ·  PHD2 AutoGuide Software


Dates:March 13, 2019

Frames:
Luminance: 300x16" (1h 20') bin 1x1
RGB: 24x120" (48') bin 2x2

Integration: 2h 8'

Avg. Moon age: 6.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.98%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4007102

RA center: 8h 0' 9"

DEC center: -10° 47' 27"

Pixel scale: 0.712 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.882 degrees

Field radius: 0.395 degrees


Resolution: 3200x2400

Locations: Desert Astronomy Association Observatory Campus, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

North is to the right in this image. The Open Cluster in this image is NGC 2506. It is also known as Melotte 70 and Collinder 170. It is also inthe Milky Way Star Cluster (MWSC) catalog - [KPS2012] MWSC 1406. This is an an old star cluster greater than 1.6 billion years old. It has a number of red stars and Red Giant Branch (RGB) stars, but it also has a number of member stars that appear to be younger spectral types despite its estimated age. Its distance is estimated at a little less than 11,500 light years. These objects and some bright stars are identified in the annotated image. Horizontal FOV is approximately 38 arc minutes (0.71 arcsec/pix image scale on the full size image).

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NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170), 



    
        

            Jim Thommes