Open Cluster NGC1647
Photographed by Scott Davis on February 13, 2013
From Clovis, California
NGC1647 is an open cluster very near the Hyades in the constellation Taurus. It is estimated to be 150 million years old and at a distance of approximately 1800 light years.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 200, shutter speed of 120 seconds. A total of 40 light frames and 20 dark frames were acquired for this image.
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