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M67 is in the constellation Cancer and is often overlooked because of it's next door neighbor, M44, the Beehive Cluster.  This is one of the oldest open clusters known and in some ways, not visually but spectroscopically resembles a globular cluster.  M67 is about 2,500 light years distant.


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Date:  2/17/2007

Location:  Cheddar Ranch Observatory

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  Hutech Type I Modified 350D

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

Guiding:  ST-402, Orion 80ED

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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