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About this observation
Observer
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
30/08/2020 - 22:00
Object
NGC281
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UK
Equipment
Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD
Celestron CGEM
Celestron Nightscape 10100CCD
Optolong L-eNhance Filter
Loadstar X2 Guide Camera
Exposure
/f7 1645mm; 31x600s exposures; binned 2x2
Tags

Image captured on 31st August and 1st September.

The cluster of stars at the centre of the image formed less than a million years ago.  A group of very young stars causing the molecular cloud of Hydrogen that they formed from to emit the characteristic red light.

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