Messier 48 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 48, also known as NGC 2548, is an open cluster containing ~80 stars in the constellation of Hydra.  It has a diameter of ~22 light-years, lies at a distance of ~1,500 light-years and is ~300 million years old.  The top and bottom images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 50 degrees on 29 December 2016.  The fields of view of the top and bottom images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY