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           NGC 2141     
        Open Galatic Cluster in Orion
      RA:06h 03m 10s  Dec: +10 07' 26" Distance - ~13,15 ly  Size 38 ly


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Location & Date
Backyard, Abbott Observatory- Long Island, NY,  Feb. 2022
Telescope
Orion ED80 F/7 APO, Moonlite focuser, iOptron GEM45G, Pegasus Falcon rotator
Image scale 2.54 arcsec/pixel
Camera
SBIG ST-2000XM
Baader L R G B  filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposures
L- 25x3m  Red- 12x3m  Green - 12x3m  Blue - 12x30m   Bin 1x1 
Planning & Acquisition
Image planning - Sequence Generator Pro
Image acquisition - Sequence Generator Pro w/PinPoint & PHD2 (guiding)
Processing
CCDStack -  Calibration, Normalize, Alignment,  Deconvolution, RGB combine
Adobe PS -  L+RGB combine, Color adjustments, Noise reduction, Sharpen, JPEG conversion


   NGC2141 is an open cluster located in the constellation Orion and discovered around 1882 (the actual year is speculative) by Edward Barnard. The age is approximately 1.7 billion years old which accounts for not many hot blue stars and the brighter stars are red giants. The reddening hues in this image are due to the gasses and dust in the Orion arm.


NGC 2141 position shown relative to our location (Sun) in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Galatic Longitude:198
Galatic Latitude: -5.8
Distance from Galatic Plane: 1,276 ly below the galatic plane

Above image and info provided by Our Galaxy 3D Atlas application and used with permission by Otherwise