Berkeley 51  -  wide field

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Object identification (6.0MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of Berkeley51

Object type: Open star cluster (I 1 p)
Size: 2'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Cyg
Distance: 18,000 Ly
Notes: Berkeley 51 is a very young open star cluster located approximately 18,000 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. This cluster is heavily obscured by the dust of the Milky Way which causes the stars to be strongly reddened: E(B-V) = 1.8mag.

The field around Berkeley 51 is rich in red emission nebula.

Exposure data

Date: 2021-08-06 until 2021-08-13 (4 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 84x6min
Exposure time total: 8h24min