Messier 26 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 26, also known as NGC 6694, is an open cluster in the constellation of Scutum. It lies at a distance of ~4,900 light-years and has a diameter of ~21 light-years.  It is ~89 million years old. This image comprises 8 x Luminance (15 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (20, 21 and 17 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 45 degrees on 8 June 2016. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 35’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2018
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