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3-10-04 0100 UT Adam Stuart


Miami, FL

Open Star Clusters M47 and NGC 2423. M47, which is situated about 1 degree west of M46, is a cluster which consists of about 30 bright stars. At magnitude 4.4 it can be easily seen with the unaided eye under dark skies. Its diameter is about 30 arcminutes, the size of the full moon. NGC 2423 is another less condensed star cluster located just north of M47, which contains about 40 stars. North is to the left in this image.

Starlight Xpress HX916
Tak FS 60-C piggybacked unguided on LX200. Subexposures 150 seconds, unbinned 1x1. Astronomik Type II IR-blocked filters. LRGB = 45:25:25:25. Acquired with AA 2.0, procesed in AIP4WIN and AA 2.0. full exif

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