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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Cheddar Ranch Observatory
Telescope: LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3
Camera: Hutech Type I
Exposure Count: 10 @ 5 minutes, 50 minute total
Guiding: ST-402, Orion 80ED
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