Open Cluster M29
Photographed by Scott Davis on August 2, 2013
From Courtright Reservoir, CA
Messier 29, also catalogued as NGC6913, is a small open cluster in the constellation Cygnus. It is estimated to have approximately 50 member stars, and lies at a distance of approximately 4,000 light years from Earth.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 60-second exposures. A total of 33 light frames, 15 dark frames, and 40 each of flat, dark flat, and bias frames were stacked to create this final image. Total integration time is 33 minutes.
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