NGC 366

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Object data of NGC366

Object type: open star cluster (II3m)
Size: 4'
Magnitude: 12.0 mag
Constellation: Cas
Distance: 5,800 Ly
Notes: NGC366 is a small open star cluster in constellation Cassiopeia.

The golden-yellow color of NGC366 is a consequence of the reddening of the star light by dust: E(B-V) = 1.26 mag.

Exposure data

Date: 2011-01-16
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 48x2m / R 8x5m / G 8x5m / B 8x5m
Exposure time total: 3h 36m
Notes: captured in a night near full moon