Herschel 371, also known as NGC 1980, is an open cluster in the constellation of Orion. It lies to the south of the great nebula, at the centre of the second image above. It is too difficult for the 0.5m ASA because of the brightness of magnitude 2.9 double star Iota Orionis, which saturates the CCD camera.This image comprises comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 26 February 2017. The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ and 42’ x 42’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 13 October 2019