Berkeley 68

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, December 11, 2021
Berkeley 68 is a trumpler ( class IV 2 p open cluster located approximately 5870 light-years away in Perseus. This one is very nondescript and is just to the right of center near the top.

GN 04.41.8 is the reflection nebula at the bottom left. It is surrounded by open cluster Majaess 50 or Teutsch 131.

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes
RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

Imaged December 19th and 20th, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.


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