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



    
        

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M67 Open Cluster, 



    
        

            Luís Ramalho
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130F

Imaging cameras: Atik 11000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Atik 16IC

Focal reducers: Takahashi Field Flattener

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5  ·  ACDSee Ultimate 8

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P1  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader Blue 50.8mm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 filter wheel


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