NGC 6231

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Object identification (2.8MB)

DSLR widefield image

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: 2022-05-26 until 2022-05-28 (3 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: 10" Newtonian telescope (f=1000mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: L 22x2min / RGB 8x8min each
Exposure time total: 3h 56min