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 first image comprises 12 x Luminance (12 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (19, 20 and 16 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 40 degrees on 11 October 2018. The field f view is 34’ x 23’. The second and third 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 13 August 2019
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