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Photographer:

Alan Potts

Email:

pott_sa@tiscali.co.uk

Location of Photo:

Newport, South Wales, UK

Date/Time of photo:

17th October, 2017

Equipment:

Nikon D3300 (at 3200 ISO) and 300mm Nikkor lens (at f/5.6). Mounted on Sky-Watcher EQ2 mount (driven but unguided).

Description:

This galactic cluster is estimated from its HR diagram turn-off to be nearly 7 billion years old, much older than the sun. It is located in the constellation of Cepheus, 5 degrees form the NCP, at an estimated distance of just over 5000 light years.

Website:

hyyps://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/49727/

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