Antilhue - Chile

NGC 5999
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Image Data

Designation NGC 5999,  Bennett 71
Object type Open cluster
Coordinates 15h 52 min    - 56° 29'   Norma  (Nor)
Description NGC 5999  features straggling outliers and no bright stars.  Still, it is visually more conspicuous than this CCD image of a dense Milky Way portion in Norma suggests.

The field of view is  37 x 25 arc minutes.  North is up (15°).

Exposure NRGB 36:12:12:12 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Sigma Pre Beta 11,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 23Apr2006 @ 06:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 5/10,  Seeing 5-6/10, Temperature  + 17°C