Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  M 67  ·  NGC 2678  ·  NGC 2682
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M67 Open Cluster, 



    
        

            Luís Ramalho
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M67 Open Cluster, 



    
        

            Luís Ramalho
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi TOA-130F
Imaging Cameras
Atik 11000
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount ME
Filters
Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P1 · Baader Planetarium Baader Blue 50.8mm
Accessories
Atik EFW2 filter wheel · Takahashi Field Flattener
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 · ACDSee Ultimate 8
Guiding Cameras
Atik 16IC

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 27, 2019
Frames:
11x120" (22')
Integration:
22'
Avg. Moon age:
21.50 days
Avg. Moon phase:
56.83%

RA center: 08h51m19s.55

DEC center: +11°4950.3

Pixel scale: 4.585 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.990 degrees

Field radius: 0.918 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Luís Ramalho Observatory, Lisbon, Portugal

Data source: Backyard

Description

M67 is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer, located about 2700 light years from Earth. It is one of the oldest cluster since it is expected to be about four billion years old. Only the NGC 188 cluster, about 5 billion years old and the NGC 6791, about 7 billion years old will be older. Given its age, it presents quite a few red giants. Having an age equivalent to that of our solar system, it is a suitable place to study stars similar to the sun. The number of stars is at least 500. It was discovered before 1779 by Johann Kohler. French astronomer Charles Messier rediscovered the cluster independently and cataloged it on April 6, 1780.

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M67 Open Cluster, 



    
        

            Luís Ramalho