NGC6231 open cluster in Scorpius

NGC 6231 is a young star cluster with an estimated age of 3.2 million years. It includes three Wolf-RayetStars: HD 151932, HD 152270, and HD 152408.

Constellation:    Scorpius
RA:                 16h54m
DEC:               -41°48'
distance:          5900 light years
total size:         about 15x15 arc-min

RGB image
R = 6x300s
G = 6x300s
B = 6x300s

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Astrodon LRGB Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile

Processing: Volker Wendel

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Last modified on Friday, 05 February 2016 16:47

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