NGC 663 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

NGC 663 is an open star cluster lying approximately 6800 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is a relatively young cluster containing 400 stars. It spans 16 arcminutes in the sky, making it a good object for binocular viewing.

Telescope:

TS-10 f/5 Newtonian

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 3200
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: QHY 5L-II on 60mm guide scope
Exposures:

20 @ 5 min.

Note:

Images were focused using the camera's live view and a Bahtinov mask. They were converted in Camera Rawl and were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted in Photoshop.

Location:

Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on September 16-17, 2018

   
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