Messier 67 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 67, also known as NGC 2682 and “King Cobra”, is an open cluster containing ~200 stars in the constellation of Cancer.  It has a diameter of ~24 light-years, lies at a distance of ~2,700 light-years and is ~4 billion 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 65 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 8 October 2018
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