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Contains:  M 48, NGC 2548
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M48 an Open Cluster in Hydra, 


M48 an Open Cluster in Hydra

M48 an Open Cluster in Hydra

Technical card

Resolution: 6016x4016

Dates:Jan. 28, 2018

Frames: 40x60" ISO800

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 11.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.63% job: 1909053

RA center: 123.449 degrees

DEC center: -5.642 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.878 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 53.694 degrees

Field radius: 1.887 degrees


My sky finally cleared. However there was a very bright Full Moon washing out the entire sky.
I set everything up before dark. However when I outside to image tonight there was a very
heavy fog all around me. It was a miserable night trying to image with a full Moon,
heavy fog, and moisture in the air. I had trouble deciding what to image because I could
only make out just the brightest constellations. I decided to image M31 the Andromeda
Galaxy. I took two test images at different exposures and iso settings and decided trying this
object with the sky conditions would be a waste of time. I've been wanting to image M48 so
I thought this might be a good time to do it. I found M48 and took a test image. I could see
the cluster but I decided that I could not use the exposure and iso settings that I normally use for
open clusters. With all of that said please enjoy my first image of M48.



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M48 an Open Cluster in Hydra,