Open Cluster NGC 5460: This is a rather less known and unconspicuous Open Cluster in the constellation of Centaurus, but nevertheless a nice object to observe and photograph. Up to 40 suns are arranged in a dense background of stars and range in their color from white blue to orange red.
Close to the center in a row of stars a very faint background galaxy (PGC 50388) can be detected. Another brighter one (PGC 50448) is found in the lower left part of this image.



Object Open Cluster NGC 5460
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 5460
Constellation Centaurus
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 5min each (1x1 bin) Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 26 April 2009
 
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