Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Puppis (Pup)  ·  Contains:  M 46  ·  NGC 2437  ·  NGC 2438
M46 & NGC 2438, 


M46 & NGC 2438
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M46 & NGC 2438

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CELESTRON EdgeHD 8

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D

Mounts: iOptron ZEQ25GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Zhumell 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHY 5L-II-C

Focal reducers: Celestron EdgeHD 8 0.7x Reducer

Software: BinaryRivers Corporation Backyard EOS V3  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.2  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Adobe Photoshop 7

Dates:March 15, 2014

Frames: 9x150" (22' 30")

Integration: 22' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 13.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.51%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 203508

RA center: 07h41m43s.2

DEC center: -14°5258

Pixel scale: 0.710 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.743 degrees

Field radius: 0.485 degrees

Resolution: 620x412

Locations: The Backyard, Bradenton Florida, Bradenton, FL, United States


Full Moon madness. Half way through the session the cord on my $15 camera AC adapter shorted out and went kerpow! about a foot from me. Fortunately no damage to the camera and the original battery still had a charge so I was able to finish.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M46 & NGC 2438,