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M48 - Open Cluster in Hydra

Contains: M 48, NGC 2548

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera: QSI683wsg

Mount: Paramount MyT

Software: Adobe Photoshop 6 CSPixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon SII 5nmAstrodon OIII 5nmAstrodon Ha 5nm

Resolution: 1920x1410

Dates: Feb. 5, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 16x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 16x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 16x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 16x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 10.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.43%

Astrometry.net job: 1498576

RA center: 123.357 degrees

DEC center: -5.710 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.557 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.622 degrees

Field radius: 1.177 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, NM, United States

Description

Messier 48 - an open star cluster in Hydra. According to the Interweb the cluster is 1,500 light years away and is 300 million years old.

16 x 600 seconds each of LRGB. Once the RGB image was assembled, I extracted Luminance and added this to the 'regular' Luminance for a 'Super Luminance'.

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Steve Milne
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M48 - Open Cluster in Hydra, Steve Milne