Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 7160 - Open Cluster in Cepheus
Date: Nov. 19, 2015      Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: ATRC12    -    Mount: MI-250  -   Camera: ST-10XME
Exposure: L, R, G, and B = 60 min. each   -  Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider (ONAG)
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NGC 7160

NGC 7160 - Open Cluster in Cepheus

Discovered by William Herschel in 1787

--> NGC 7160 is a relatively sparse open cluster in the constellation Cepheus.  The cluster is approximately 2300 to 2500 light years distant.  The bright star in the center of the cluster is an eclipsing binary identified as HIP 108093.  The age of the cluster is estimated to be about 10 to 12 million years.  Images of the cluster seem to be limited; however, the brightness and colors of the stars present a striking vista, in my opinion, worthy of greater attention.

Copyright Donald P. Waid