M46 and M47

M46 & M47

There are two open clusters in this field of view. Messier 46 and Messier 47. M46 is on the right and M47 is on the left. Planetary nebula NGC2438 is located in M46. Click the above image to see an image with difraction spikes artificially added to the stars. Click here for a close up view of NGC2438.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M46 & M47 & NGC2438
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Puppis
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 5400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Clusters and Planetary Nebula
Exposure: 90 min each RGB Position: R.A. 7 hr 39 min , Dec +14033'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 29-31 March 2011
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village