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Contains:  M 46, NGC 2437, NGC 2438
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Messier 46 - A really fast rendition, 


            Miles Zhou
Messier 46 - A really fast rendition
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Messier 46 - A really fast rendition

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 20" CDK CDK 20

Imaging camera:Apogee ASPEN® CG9000 - 3056x3056 - 12µ

Mount:Planewave Ascension 200HR

Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:Adobe Lightroom CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters:Astrodon luminance filterAstrodon RGB


Resolution: 2160x2084

Dates:Dec. 11, 2016

Frames: 5x60"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 11.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.81%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1655551

RA center: 7h 41' 44"

DEC center: -14° 48' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.100 degrees

Field radius: 0.456 degrees

Locations: iTelescope - SSO, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia


Messier 46, also known as NGC 2437, is an open cluster in the constellation Puppis. The planetary nebula NGC 2438 appears to lie within the cluster, but is most likely unrelated. This is a really fast 5 minutes integration.



Miles Zhou
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Messier 46 - A really fast rendition, 


            Miles Zhou