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T57 - Broken Heart Cluster - AUR
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T57 - Broken Heart Cluster - AUR

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Large, coarse open cluster of equal bright clumps of stars. Somewhat triangular. Very pretty.

Object Information

Name T57 - Broken Heart Cluster - AUR
Type Open Cluster
Constellation Auriga
Catalogue NGC 2281

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure All TAAS Objects:
FOV = About 1 degree in width
All faint objects are L - 6 x 600 sec Bin 1 = 1 Hr.
All bright objects are L - 6 x 300 sec Bin 1 - 0.5 Hr.
Telescope AP 160 @ f7.7
Camera SBIG ST-8300
Guiding SBIG SG4 / Tak 90
Mount AP 900GTO
Filters Astrodon-Gen 1 LRGB
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date October 28, 2011

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