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Open Cluster NGC 2281 in Auriga

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by tdsobservatory, Jan 20, 2020.

Open Cluster NGC 2281 in Auriga

Started by tdsobservatory on Jan 20, 2020 at 4:39 AM

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  1. tdsobservatory

    tdsobservatory Member

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    NGC 2281 is another small open cluster found in the constellation Auriga. It has a magnitude of 5.4 and is about 1,800 light years away from Earth.

    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. ngc2281_20min_010120_SWZ1_small.jpg
     
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    Nice one! Beautiful starry vista surrounding the cluster.

    Regards,
    Reggie
     
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