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Old 13-09-2020, 11:58 PM
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NGC6124 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

Possibly not a wow image for this posting but a respectable open cluster all the same. Data grabbed for this one during busy moon period with a view to keeping our imaging rig as busy as practicable

NGC6124 is an open cluster in Scorpius approximately 18,600 light years distance consisting of around 100 stars. It makes for a nice contrast between the blue/white stars and the scattering of orange/red companions. Positioned against the backdrop of the Milky Way there is a busy star field and dark nebula throughout. I was kind of expecting the background star field to be more dense but it just didn't turn out that way.

Link to image on Astrobin here.
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Clear skies,
Rodney
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