Ruud de Vries - Dutch Backyard Astrophotography

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NCG 1664, Kite star cluster

This lovely open cluster in the constellation of Auriga contains about 50 stars.The distance is 1199 parsecs. The cluster looks like a kite therefore the nickname is the Kite star cluster.

NCG 1664, Kite Cluster

Telescope
TS 90/600
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher HEQ5
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
12 * 180 sec with Baader L filter, 4 * 180 sec RGB