NGC 7762

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Object data of NGC7762

Object type: open star cluster (II2m)
Size: 14'
Magnitude: 10.0 mag
Constellation: Cep
Distance: 2,400 Ly
Notes: NGC7762 is an old open star cluster in constellation Cepheus (estimated age = 1.8 billion years). The above image shows that this cluster is embedded in a red emission nebula. This nebula is the western part of the NGC 7822 complex (Sh2-171).

Exposure data

Date: 2012-01-03
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST-8300C
Mount: AOK WAM650move
Exposure time: 30x6min
Exposure time total: 3h 00min
Notes: bright moon and high clouds