NGC869


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Smoot
NGC 869
Star cluster
Mayhill, NM
11-11-2009
Description

NGC869 is half of the famous double cluster in the constellation Pegasus.  This cluster lies about 6800 light years away and is about 5.6 million years old.  Both 869 and NGC884 are part of the Perseus OB1 association.   

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
1 hr each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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