Thursday, January 09, 2020

imaged Caldwell 54 for fun (Halifax)

The Burke-Gaffney Observatory captured photons from Caldwell 54. An open cluster in the constellation Monoceros. Looks to have many colourful stars within.

open cluster Caldwell 54 in luminance

Green filter only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

Big! Many fine members. Seems almost like there are two channels moving up and north.

I also collected red and blue data with the same parameters.

This is also known as NGC 2506 and OCL 593 and Melotte 80. Collinder 170 and Raab 67. It's also on the Herschel 400 list.


Assembled in colour on 11 Jan '20.


Wikipedia link: NGC 2506.

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