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 â€“ 12x300s â€“ binned 1×1 â€“ 60 minutes
RGB â€“ 8x180s â€“ 24 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
132 minutes total exposure â€“ 2 hours 12 minutes