IC 361

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Object data of IC361

Object type: open star cluster (II1r)
Size: 6'
Magnitude: 11.7 mag
Constellation: Cam
Distance: 3,500 Ly
Notes: There is a lot of dust between us and IC361: E(B-V)=1.12mag. This is the reason for the reddish color of this open star cluster.

Also the background galaxies in the left bottom quarter of the above image show a deep red / brown color.

Exposure data

Date: 2010-02-16 + 18
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 26x2m / R 7x5m / G 7x5m / B 7x5m
Exposure time total: 2h 37m