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



    
        

            Matteo Mooren
M46 open cluster
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M46 open cluster

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M46 open cluster, 



    
        

            Matteo Mooren
M46 open cluster
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M46 open cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky ed70/420

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro color Camera

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P Mount

Focal reducers: TS-Optics TS Optics Reducer Flattener Photoline 0,8

Software: Gimp 2.10 Software  ·  AstroPixelProcessor Software

Filters: Baader UV/IR-Cut Filter 2" Filter

Accessory: ZWO ASI AIR Pro Astrophotography controllerbox


Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames: 30x30" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4248572

RA center: 7h 41' 38"

DEC center: -14° 49' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.868 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 281.205 degrees

Field radius: 0.913 degrees


Resolution: 1822x1389

Locations: Home, Oppenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 46 is an open cluster at about 5500 lightyears from earth. I had to shoot this picture through a tree from our neigbour, because this open cluster was at low altitude. At the end I made a huge crop to make the cluster visible as in this picture.

Also the planetary nebula NGC2438 is visible in this picture.

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M46 open cluster, 



    
        

            Matteo Mooren