Visible to the naked eye as a small bright patch in the sky, this open cluster is around 980 light years away with around 80 stars within a area of 25 light years or so.
RA 17h 54m, Dec -34deg 47′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector.
Nikon D300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
18 x 30 sec ISO800.
23 May 14
Reprocessed Pixinsight 8 Sep 2015
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