Messier 93


The Open Cluster M93 was first discovered by Charles Messier in 1782. It can be seen with binoculars from a dark sky site, but is easily resolved in as little as a 4" telescope. This image was taken with a 6" refractor, but over the course of 4.5 hours to gather enough light for the image.



Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M93 or NGC 2447
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Puppis
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 3600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Cluster
Exposure: approximately 4.5 hours total rgb Position: R.A. 07 hr 44 min , Dec -23052'
Processed using PixInsight Date: December 2013
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village