Herschel 369 and Caldwell 54 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 369, also known as NGC 2506 and Caldwell 54, is an open cluster containing ~150 stars in the constellation of Monoceros.  It lies at a distance of ~7,200 light-years and is ~4 billion years old. This image comprises 15 x Luminance (60 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 62 and 52 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 45 degrees on 27 January 2017. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
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