NGC 5617  +  Pismis 19

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Object data of NGC5617

Object type: open star cluster (I3r)
Size: 10'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Cen
Distance: 5,000 Ly
Notes: NGC5617 is a bright open star cluster, 80' W of Alpha Centauri.

Object data of Pismis19

Object type: open star cluster (I1r)
Size: 3'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Cen
Distance: 7,800 Ly

The stars of the small open star cluster Pismis 19 show an intensive reddish color, which is an effect of the strong reddening through dust in this region of the sky: E(B-V) =1.45 mag.

Exposure data

Date: 2010-06-03
Location: Australia - Northern Galactic Members Telescope (Remote)
Telescope: 16'' RCOS (f=3700mm)
Camera: Apogee U9000 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 14x2m / R 4x5m / G 4x5m / B 4x5m
Exposure time total: 1h 28m