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Contains:  M 48, NGC 2548
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M48 from Deep Sky West, 


            Rowland Archer
M48 from Deep Sky West
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M48 from Deep Sky West

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 30, 2017

Frames: 16x600"

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.78%

Basic astrometry details job: 1476826

RA center: 8h 13' 26"

DEC center: -5° 42' 28"

Pixel scale: 2.971 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.611 degrees

Field radius: 1.212 degrees

Resolution: 2347x1766

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


M48 captured by Deep Sky West with LRGB filters
Stacked with PixInsight 1.8
Processed with StarTools 1.4

This version has been cropped more tightly than and shows fewer background stars - used a smaller stretch (Develop) with StarTools.



Rowland Archer
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M48 from Deep Sky West, 


            Rowland Archer
  • Final
    M48 from Deep Sky West, 


            Rowland Archer


Description: Tightened up the star halos

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M48 from Deep Sky West, 


            Rowland Archer