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Dan Lessmann

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This open cluster is in the constellation Auriga.  It has about 150 member stars and spans an area of about 25 light years.  M37 is about 4,100 light years distant.


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Date:  2/17/2007

Location:  Cheddar Ranch Observatory

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT at f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  Hutech Type I Modified 350D

Exposure Count:  10 @ 5 minutes, 50 minutes total exposure.

Guiding:  ST-402, Orion 80ED

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Automatic image processing, dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels

Neat Image:  Noise reduction

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