NGC 1342 aka little scorpion cluster

SC-501458d


Jaspal Chadha

London

TAK 130 Telescope

Ioptron CEM60 Mount

QSI 690 CCD

L 5 x 120 sec

R 5 x 120 sec

G 5 x 120 sec

B 5 x 120 sec

NGC 1342 is a very impressive open cluster in Perseus characterized with 50 to 100 stars and which are well detached from the background sky and without a concentrated core. With an apparent diameter of 15 arc-minutes across, the cluster is dominated by multiple magnitude 8, 9 and 10 stars lying predominantly in a horizontal lane. NGC 1342 lies at a distance of 1,170 light-years away and is estimated to be fairly young at only 450 million years-old

2016-12-03T00:00:00

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