IC 4665 – Open Cluster

Photographer
bfranke@bf-astro.com
Email
bfranke@bf-astro.com
Location of photo
Chino Valley, AZ
Date/Time of photo
6/24/2014 to 7/20/2014
Equipment
Takahashi FSQ-106ED Scope SBIG STF-8300M camera Baader RGB filters Losmandy G11 mount
Description
IC 4665 is an open cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus. Philippe Loys de Chéseaux discovered it in 1745. At a distance of 1,100 to 1,400 light years, IC 4665 is approaching us at 12 km/sec. The cluster's very young age, about 35 million years, accounts for the beautiful blue hot stars. Exposure: 868 min. w/ RGB filters
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