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Open Cluster NGC 2194 in Orion

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by tdsobservatory, Jan 29, 2020.

Open Cluster NGC 2194 in Orion

Started by tdsobservatory on Jan 29, 2020 at 4:00 AM

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  1. tdsobservatory

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    NGC 2194 is a rich moderately concentrated open cluster found in the arm of Orion. It has a magnitude of 8.5 and is about 12,300 light years away from Earth. The cluster has 140+ stars down to magnitude 15. The bright star on the lower left is 73 Orionis, a main sequence star, magnitude 5.43.

    Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Celestron CGEM-DX mount (pier mounted), ZWO ASI071MC-Pro running at -25C, 20 x 60 second exposures, GAIN 200, guided using a ZWO ASI290MC and Orion 60mm guide scope. Captured using SharpCap v3.2. Image date: January 1, 2020. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA. ngc2194_20min_010120_SWZ1_small.jpg
     
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