M 6 + M 7  -  Wide field

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Object identification (3.8MB)

Object data of M6

Object type: Open cluster (II3r)
Size: 25'
Magnitude: 4.2 mag
Constellation: Sco
Distance: 1,600 Ly
Notes: Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster is a young open star cluster in the constellation Scorpius (age: 100 million years).

North is to the right.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-15 + 2015-10-16
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/4
Camera: EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
Exposure time: 50x3min
Exposure time total: 2h30min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Justin Kabaus, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Justin Kabaus