The open cluster was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. The nebula was added to the Sharpless catalog as #142 in 1959. This is located in Cepheus and has a magnitude of 7.2.
The image is made up of 3 hours of total exposure. 1.5 hours of Luminance and 1.5 hours of color. The luminace was binned 1x1 with 8 minute exposures. Color was binned 2x2 with 6 minute exposures.
Imaged Sept 21, 2012. West of Columbia MO
Camera: SBIG ST8300M with 5 position filter wheel
Telescope: William Optics FLT110 with reducer flattener system at f5.6
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1
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