Messier 46 - Open Cluster in Puppis
Open Cluster Messier 46
  • Description: Open Cluster Messier 46 up close! M46 contains about 100 stars and fills this field at 27 arc minutes across. A fairly easy binocular object shining at magnitude 6.1. M47 is in the same binocular field. There is also a planetary nebula in the field, 10th magnitude NGC2438 located at about 7 o'clock in this photo.
  • Film: Kodak Ektachrome 400 in a dry-ice camera
  • Scope: 8" Meade 2080, original model. (2000mm f10)
  • Exposure: 30 Minutes
  • Guiding: Manual
  • Location: Wilson Coulee Observatory, Alberta
  • Date: January 23, 1988
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