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 first image comprises 10 x Luminance (30 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (30, 30 and 24 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 50 degrees on 21 November 2017. The field of 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 50 degrees on 29 December 2016.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 June 2019
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