Messier 26. NGC 6694

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Messier 26 is a rather inconspicuous cluster located 5,000 light years away, in the constellation Scutum. Its brightest star, HD 173348, has a magnitude of +9.5, being the rest of the remaining about 90 stars, dimmer than magnitude +11.


Additional Information


Name(s): Messier 26. M26. NGC 6694

Type: Open Cluster

RA:  18h 45m 17s

Dec: -09º 22’ 55”

Constellation: Scutum

Size (arcmin): 12×12 arcmin

Magnitude: +8.0

Distance: 5,000 ly


Date: 2021-06-14 to 2021-07-29

Location:, SSO near Coonabarabran, NSW Australia

Size (arcmin): 41×41 arcmin

Telescope: 17” f/6.8 Reflector

Camera: FLI PL16803 (4096x4096pix)

Total exposure: 3 hours (R:G:B  1:1:1 h)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2021

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