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Open Cluster NGC 6124: In the center of this image NGC 6124 is displayed against a rich Milky Way background in the constallation of Scorpius. I consisits of several hundred stars in a distance of appr. 18000 LY and was discovered in 1751 by Abbe Lacaille from Cape Town.


Object Open Cluster NGC 6124
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 6124
Constellation Scorpius
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each RGB, Baader filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar and Astro Professional 80mm f/7 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 12 Apr 2013
 
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