NGC 206: Extra-galactic Open Cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy
RA:00 40 32, Dec:+40 44 18, mag: --, Size:4.2'x4.2', Dist: 2.9 Ml.y.
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|Object:||This open cluster, with associated nebulosity, is located in the southwestern spiral arm of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) - blue nebulosity in centre in above image. Therefore, it is an extra-galactic open star cluster. This giant starcloud, similar to but larger than M24 in our own galaxy, is bright enough that William Herschel give it a separate catalog number: H V.36 (based on his observation on October 17, 1786).|
|Exposure:||R: 6x600s, G: 5x600s, B: 5x600s|
|Equipment:||Takahashi FSQ106, SXVf-H9 CCD [1x1 mode], RGB Astronomic filters. Mount: AP900|
|Location:||26th Sep. 2008 21:30 UT, Oxford UK.|
|Processing:||Images calibrated and combined in MaximDLv5. Levels and curves in Photoshop CS.|