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M93

 

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This open cluster is in the constellation Puppis near Canis Major.  This cluster is smaller than most of the Messier open clusters with only about 60 member stars.  It is about 3,400 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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