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M26 is a small open cluster in the constellation Scutum. As open clusters go this one is... well... pretty boring really and is somewhat lost in the star background of the galactic plane. M26 is relatively close at 5,200 light years distant and about 21 light years across.
Location: Okie-Tex Star Party
Telescope: LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3
Mount: AP-1200 GTOCP3
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon 350D @ ISO 800
Exposure Count: 6 x 5 min, 30 minutes total exposure
Guiding: SBIG ST402ME, CCDSoft
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