Messier 41 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 41, also known as NGC 2287, is an open cluster containing ~80 stars in the constellation of Canis Major.  It has a diameter of ~18 light-years, lies at a distance of ~1,600 light-years and is ~190 million years old. The images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 26 February 2017.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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