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Star Cloud within Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 206, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia
Star Cloud within Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 206

Star Cloud within Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 206

Technical card

Resolution: 3597x2398

Dates:Aug. 29, 2019

Frames:
Optolong B: 12x300" (gain: 140.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong G: 12x300" (gain: 140.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong R: 12x300" (gain: 140.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader Semi-APO 2": 30x180" (gain: 140.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.5 hours

Darks: ~22

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 28.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.60

Temperature: 10.00

Astrometry.net job: 2899284

RA center: 0h 40' 30"

DEC center: +40° 45' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.898 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.083 degrees

Field radius: 0.539

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 206 is a bright star cloud in the Andromeda Galaxy. It is notable for being the brightest star cloud in Andromeda as viewed from Earth.
The bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth. Its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old. Much larger than the open or galactic clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years.
I call this an "exo-cluster".

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Star Cloud within Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 206, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia