NGC2194 Open Star Cluster in Orion

(RA 6h 13.8m , Dec. +1248', 8.5 mag., 8 arcmin. in diameter)

This open cluster is located in Eastern part of Orion about 7 NE of Betelgeuse (a Orionis - see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on February 23, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White (12 x 120 sec.) exposures were combined with cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered images (3 x 120 sec. each) using AIP4WIN software and the image was furter adjusted using Lab color space with Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.


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