NGC 6709

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Object data of NGC6709

Object type: open star cluster (III2m)
Size: 13'
Magnitude: 6.7 mag
Constellation: Aql
Distance: 3,500 Ly
Notes: NGC 6709 contains about 60 stars and has an estimated age of 315 million years. It lies about 5 southwest of the star Zeta Aquilae and about 6 northeast of the open cluster IC 4756.

Exposure data

Date: 2010-07-02
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 24x2m / R 3x5m / G 3x5m / B 3x5m
Exposure time total: 1h 33m