M46 and M47

Description:

Open clusters M46 (lower left with planetary nebula NGC 3438) and M47 (group of bright stars below right of center). NGC 2425 is the small group of stars in the lower center. NGC 2423 is the group of stars above and to te right of center.


Constellation that it's located in: Puppis


Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.


For more information on M46 and M47:

Wikipedia - M46

Wikipedia - M47

Date: 19 Jan 2005

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N at f/5.

Mount: Piggy-backed on an wedge mounted N11GPS.

Guiding: STV Deluxe

Camera: Canon 10D, ISO 400 and raw mode.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of sub-images and exposure: Twenty-four 4-minute exposures.

Filters: IDAS LPF (Light Pollution Filter)

Image Calibration: Dark

Processing with: ImagesPlus and Photoshop.



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