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NGC663, NGC659, NGC654, vdb6, LDN

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NGC 663 (Caldwell 10) - young open cluster of about 400 stars in the Cassiopeia constellation. It has an estimated 400 stars. It can reportedly be detected with the unaided eye. The brightest members of the cluster can be viewed with binoculars. NGC 663 is assumed to form part of the stellar association Cassiopeia OB8, that is located in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way, along with the open clusters M103, NGC 654, NGC 659, and some supergiant stars scattered between them, all of them having similar ages and distances.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: Sbig ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: Takahashi NJP

  Guiding: Off-axis, Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: LRGB L 5x300sec, R 5x300sec, G 5x300sec, B 5x300sec

  When: September 2013

  Other information: Very good transpatrency

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