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    Default NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)



    It has been awhile since I posted an open cluster, but I took some short data on a cluster recently and processed it. The cluster is NGC 2506 also known as Melotte 80 and Collinder 170.

    NGC 2506 is an older cluster - 1.6+ billion years old according to data in the Milky Way Star Cluster (MWSC) catalog. It has a number of Red Giant Branch (RBG) candidate stars indicating its age. The overall star cluster color is neutral to blue because it apparently does not pass through much interstellar medium - it has a low interstellar extinction reddening value of 0.042. Its distance is about 11,500 light years

    Image and details can be accessed from the link below. I did do an annotated image, but it is pretty much just the cluster. I did throw in a couple of background galaxies that didn't have distance estimates but they are barely noticeable in the image. Other than the pretty and colorful cluster, it is a pretty boring field.

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    That’s a lovely image, Jim. Thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Beautiful image Jim as usual! I really like open clusters
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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Hello Jim,

    thank you very much for the capture of this rich OC in SE Monoceros!

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Excellent image well done



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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    It is a rich one and I especially appreciate the annotated version.

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Lots of colorful stars in this area. Nicely done Jim.

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Thanks for the comments folks.
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    Nice image, great colors

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    Default Re: NGC 2506 Open Cluster (Mel 80 Collinder 170)

    Awesome!! Very well done, Jim!
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