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 first image comprises 20 x Luminance (20 seconds each) and 10 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 70 degrees over two nights, 14 February 018 and 5 January 2019. The field of view is 32' x 21'. 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 65 degrees on 29 December 2016. The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees quare) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
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