NGC 7039 + 7048

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Dan Crowson

Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on September 28th, 2016 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/29378090193/sizes/l

NGC 7039 is a class III 2 p open cluster consisting of around 100 stars approximately 3,100 light-years away in Cygnus. This is the cluster of stars just to the right (west) of the bottom center of the image.

NGC 7048 is a planetary nebula approximately 5,200 light-years away. It can be found at about 10 o’clock in the image.

The center is dominated by several dark nebulae including LDN 956, 959 and 963.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

2016-09-28T00:00:00

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