NCG 1664

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.

NGC 1664

Image details:
Telescope: TS 90/600 triplet with 2.5" TS flattener
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5-Synscan
Camera: Atik one 6.0
Exposure: 12 * 180 sec with Baader L filter, 4 * 180 sec RGB
Software: PixInsight
Calibrationfiles: Dark:No, Bias:Yes (masterbias), Flat:Yes
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(c) All photos by Ruud de Vries