M46 & M47
M46 & M47 Open clusters in Puppis

PK 231+4.1 PK 231+4.1 crop 1.5X 

0bject M46 & M47 Open clusters in Puppis (also NGC2423 & NGC 2425)
Date February 20-22, 2017
Exposure OSC 220 minutes
Camera ST8300C
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106N on Losmand G-11 w/Gemini
Guiding QHY5LII with Meade 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS6, AstroActions
Comments Poor seeing with marked light pollution, Ruppel Observatory

M46 crop    NGC 2438 crop    M47 crop


M46 and M47 Open Clusters in Puppis
Date February 9, 2011
Exposure LRGB 30:30:30:50  (unbinned;  luminance synthesized from R+G+B)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with miniBorg 50mm
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS4, GradientXterminator, AstroActions
Comments Cold  16 F; 1st quarter moon in the West