Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 6819 - The Foxhead Cluster
Date: May 06 & Jun 04, 2013      -      Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: ATRC12    -    Camera: ST-10XME    -    Mount: MI-250
Exposure: L = 45 min. bin 1X1 - RGB = 35 min. each bin 2X2
Guided with Inovations Foresight ONAG and SBIG STi guide camera
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  NGC 6819 - Open Cluster in Cygnus


NGC 6819 - Open Cluster in Cygnus1

NGC 6819, commonly know as the Foxhead Cluster, is an open cluster of stars located in the constellation Cygnus.  It was discovered by Caroline Herschel on May 12, 1784.  The cluster is approximately 7,200 light-years from the Earth.  The cluster has been determined to be of an intermediate age of approximately 2.4 billion years.  NGC 6819 has numerous red, aging, stars which makes an especially eye catching celestial image.


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