Herschel 19 and Caldwell 8 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 19, also known as NGC 559 and Caldwell 8, is an open cluster in the constellation of Cassiopeia.  It contains ~60 stars and lies at a distance of ~3,000 light-years.  It is ~1.3 billion years old. This image comprises 15 x Luminance (30 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (30, 30 and 24 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 50 degrees on 22 September 2015. The field of view is 33’ x 22’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
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