NGC 654, NGC 663, VdB 6, LDN 1343, LDN 1344

This image shows a starfield in the constellation Cassiopeia containing two open star cluster: NGC 663 (left) and NGC 654 (right).In the lower left of NGC 654 is the tiny reflection nebula vdB 6, and right from the cluster are the dark nebulae, catalogued by Beverly Lind as LDN 1343 and LDN 1344. Both nebulae are part of much larger molecular cloud in Cassiopeia. The image was taken remotely from the remote controlled IRIDA Observatory .

 

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N12 Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 8, 10, 11, 12 November 2012
Location: Rozhen, IRIDA Remote Observatory
Exposure Details: L = 240 min, R = 120 min. G = 120 min., B = 110 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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