Herschel 22 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 22, also known as NGC 659, is an open cluster containing ~40 stars in the constellation of Cassiopeia.  It lies at a distance of ~6,900 light-years and is ~20 million years old.  The bright stars to the southwest of the cluster (magnitudes 5.8 and 6.3) comprise the double star 44 Cassiopeia. This image comprises 14 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 55 degrees on 6 October 2018. The field of view is 34’ x 23’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 30 March 2019
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