King 17

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Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged January 4th and 5th, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/32309268025/sizes/l

King 17 is a type II 2 m open cluster located approximately 10,500 light-years away in Auriga. The brightest member appears to be around 14th magnitude.

Luminance – 12x300s – binned 1×1 – 60 minutes
RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2×2

132 minutes total exposure – 2 hours 12 minutes

2017-01-05T00:00:00

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