NGC 206 - stars in another galaxy!             (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , large)

Distance:  2.5 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 7x10min L (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

28 October 2022 - Las Cruces, NM

This image was featured in TWO magazines in 2023! ... both are  national/international magazines - details to be written up later...

This image is LRGB. Star cluster NGC 206 (center) is located in the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 Million light years away (and can be seen at the center of this image). Some of the blue stars evident there are part of this cluster, and so you are looking at individual stars that are in a galaxy outside of our own Milky Way. Other stars around the image are foreground stars.

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