A Young Open Cluster in a Nebulous Complex

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, NM
Date/Time of photo
4, 5, 21, 25, 29, ant 30 Oct 2016
Equipment
12.5 inch at f/9 RCOS astrograph with a SBIG STF8300c CCD camera on a Paramount ME
Description
The open cluster NGC 6910 is found in the nebulous emission complex IC 1318, which is located in the constellation Cygnus. As NGC 6910 is near the galactic plane, there is a significant amount of interstellar dust in the area. Indeed, the blue spectroscopic star HIP 100548 (aka SAO 49563) is rendered yellowish white due to the light scattering by the interstellar dust. Estimated distance of the star cluster and nebula is 2,000 to 5,000 light years. Total of 14 hr 20 min exposure.
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