NGC 6866 is an open star cluster
that lies approximately 3900 light years in the constellation of
Cygnus, the swan. It was discovered by Carolyn Hershel in 1786.
It contains about 100 stars and is surrounded by much nebulosity.
It sometimes referred to as the Kite Cluster.
Canon 650D (T4i); ISO 1600
5L-II on 60mm guide scope
||24 @ 5min.
were focused using the camera's live view and a Bahtinov mask. Exposures
were captured, aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final was adjusted
Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 7/2-3/21.
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