NGC 2169 – The ‘37’ Cluster in Orion

Here is a small open cluster found in the raised arm of Orion designated NGC 2169, also referred to as the ‘37’ Cluster. Can you see the number 37 in this image? It is about 3600 light-years away and has an apparent magnitude of 5.9.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, Antares Focal Reducer, ISO 3200, 13 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS with darks and bias frames, guided using an Orion 60mm guide scope with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: January 6, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.


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