Zdobienie / Decoration

M39 / NGC 7092 – An open cluster in the constellation of Swan

Zdobienie / Decoration

M39 / NGC 7092 – An open cluster in the constellation of Swan

It is located about 825 light years (about 253 parsecs) from Earth, approaching at a speed of 28 km / [s]. The diameter is approximately 7 light years. The observed brightness is 4.6 M. According to various estimates, the age of the cluster is 230 to 300 million years. M39 contains about 50-100 stars.

Under good seeng, the cluster can be seen with the naked eye. In most cases, small binoculars are enough for observation. To find it in the sky, you must first locate the brightest star of the Swan constellation – Deneb, then Rho Cygni, 4m bright, about 9 ° E , The cluster is located 3 ° N and 1/4° W of this star.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_39

Photos (March 2019) taken in Zwardoń. A standard place for PTMA Katowice gather.
Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on EQ6 Pro.

Composition: APP (4 best frames + Flat + Bias)
Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + add-ons (Linux)
Lights: 4 x 118 [s], ISO-1600;

M39 (NGC 7092) – Gromada otwarta / Open cluster

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