NGC 6231  -  wide field

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Object identification (8.3MB)

Image with 10" Newtonian (f=1000mm)

Object data of NGC6231

Object type: Open star cluster (I3p)
Size: 15'
Magnitude: 2.6 mag
Constellation: Sco
Distance: 5,600 Ly
Notes: NGC 6231 is an open cluster in the constellation Scorpius. This cluster is estimated to be about 27 million years old.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-25 until 2022-05-28 (4 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: Vixen FL55SS with flattener (f=312mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: 48x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 48min