NGC 6802

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DSLR widefield image (f=540mm)

DSLR widefield image of Collinder399 (f=300mm)

Object data of NGC6802

Object type: open star cluster (I1m)
Size: 5'
Magnitude: 8.8 mag
Constellation: Vul
Distance: 3,600 Ly
Notes: NGC6802 is an open star cluster, east of the much bigger star cluster Collinder 399 (The Coat Hanger). The bright blue star on the right side of the above image is 7 Vul, the most eastern star of Collinder 399.

The golden-yellow color of NGC6802 is a consequence of the reddening of the star light by dust: E(B-V) = 0.85 mag.

Exposure data

Date: 2010-08-01
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 28x2m / R 6x5m / G 6x5m / B 6x5m
Exposure time total: 2h 26m