Messier 93 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 93, also known as NGC 2447 or the "Butterfly Cluster", is an open cluster in the constellation of Puppis.  It has a diameter of ~23 light-years, lies at a distance of ~3,600 light years and is ~98 million years old.  This image comprises 9 x Luminance (12 seconds each) and 4 x Red, Green and Blue (15, 15 and 12 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 13 December 2015. The field of view of the image is 32’ x 20’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 8 October 2018
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