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M47 by Gerard van den Braak

Object data

Object type:

M47 (NGC 2287) + NGC 2425

Size:

77x58 arcmins

Magnitude:

4.5

Constellation:

Puppis (achterschip)

Distance:

1,550 LY

 

 

Exposure data

Date, time

2009-01-30   ~22.30 hour

Julian day number

2454 862

Location:

Zuidlaren, Holland

Telescope:

Takahashi-FSQ106ED f5

Camera:

ST 2000XM CFW10

Filters:

L: 5x2.5 min

R:
  G:
  B:

Temperature outside:

-20C

Temperature CCD:

-250C

Binning:

1x1

Processing tools:

CcdSoft,V5  Photoshop CS3

Imaged by:

Gerard van den Braak

Notes:

Discovered in 1654 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna.
M47 is a open cluster of very faint stars.
Left down you see NGC 2425