Open Cluster IC 1311

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. IC 1311 is an open cluster of stars (seen near the top center of the image) that is embedded in a giant emission nebula. The nebula is glowing from the ultraviolet light from hot, massive blue stars in the nebula. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green), I (orange) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

Credit:
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-ic1311
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:8415 x 5320 px

About the Object

Name:IC 1311
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 11 14.65
Position (Dec):41° 20' 20.52"
Field of view:36.71 x 23.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
537 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
805 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I