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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Open Cluster NGC188
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Location: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
 
Open Cluster NGC188 is a loose open cluster in the constellation Cepheus. It lies under five degrees from the North Celestial Pole, and is one of the oldest known open clusters - some estimates put its age at five billion years. It lies far above the plane of the galaxy, at a distance of 5,400 light years from Earth.
 
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: None
Guide Camera: None
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   45 x 50 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/3.9
   17 Darks, 40 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 0 Hours, 37 Minutes, 30 Seconds
 
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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