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Contains:  M 46, NGC 2437
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Messier 46, 


            James Schrader
Messier 46

Messier 46

Technical card

Resolution: 4165x2781

Dates:Jan. 18, 2016

Frames: 39x180"

Integration: 1.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.04% job: 960381

RA center: 115.450 degrees

DEC center: -14.843 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.330 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 158.768 degrees

Field radius: 0.925 degrees

Locations: Home (Front Yard), Gravois Mills, MO, United States


Messier 46 is an open cluster located 5500 light years away in the constellation Puppis. The planetary nebula NGC 2438 can be seen within the cluster in this image, although it is likely not a member of the cluster itself. The small red dot up and to the left of Messier 46 is another planetary nebula cataloged as PN G 231.4+4.4.



James Schrader
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Messier 46, 


            James Schrader