Berkeley 15  -  Wide field

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Object identification (3.3MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of Berkeley15

Object type: Open star cluster (I2m)
Size: 9'
Magnitude: Brightest star 15mag
Constellation: Aur
Distance: 11,000 Ly
Notes: Berkeley 15 is an open star cluster in the constellation Auriga, about 11,000 light years distant. This open cluster is strongly reddened by interstellar dust: E(B-V) = 0.88mag.

The faint reflection nebula vdB 32 and many dark nebulae are also visible in the above image. The bright rays in the top left corner are caused by Capella, the brightest star in constellation Auriga.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-02-27 + 2017-03-16 + 23 + 25 + 26 + 28 + 30
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 73x6min
Exposure time total: 7h 18min