Open Cluster in Cancer
Optics: 8" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph w/Baader MPCC Coma Corrector
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800
Exposure: 12 x 5m
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 2/10, Transparency 9/10
Outside Temperature: 45F
Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82
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is dimmer than the last few offerings, and in fact my best previous
effort yielded little more than a tiny pile of pure white stars
on a black background. Now for the first time I can really appreciate
this cluster for its multi-hued beauty, and piles of hundreds
of dim stars sprinkled with hot blue super giant outliers. South
is up here in this 1.5 degree wide field.
Also known as NGC2682,
this cluster is a moderate 7th magnitude, and half a degree wide.
200 cluster members have been identified. A half dozen faint
galaxies also occupy this field. Most are near 16 - 17th magnitude
and are small and yellowish in coloration.