M46 and M47

M46 and M47
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M46 and M47

Messier 46 and Messier 47 are two young open clusters in the constellation Puppis.

They're both medium size open clusters and share similar characteristics, with about the same amount of stars (500). The main differences here are their distance and age. M46 lies farther than M47 (5,500 vs 1,600 light-years away), and is also much older (251 vs 78 million years old)

Image acquired with CHI-6, data from 3 one-clicks (data NGC 2425).

Total integration time 240 minutes. 6 subs of 600s with each filter (LRGB).
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-6 (Officina Stellare RH200)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI ML16200
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
22 - 25th of April, 2022
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools, Topaz Sharpen AI and Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
One-click observations TL
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