NGC 1807

Posted by dcrowson
on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
NGC 1807 (Collinder 61, Melotte 29 and others) is a trumpler ( class II 2 p open cluster located in Taurus. At least this is what some sources say. Others, including this paper - - point out that this is probably just an asterism that includes some stars from a NGC 1817, a real, nearby open cluster.

This field also includes some interesting galaxies including PGC 16865 near the center stars and PGC 1508426 and 1508357 near the bottom right.

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

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

Imaged February 26th and December 7th, 8th 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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