M 41 (wide field)

Messier 41 (also catalogued as NGC 2287) is an open cluster in the constellation Canis Major, about four degrees south of Sirius. It contains about 100 stars scattered in space at 25 light years. Its age is estimated to be between 200 and 240 million years. This image is taken remotely from the remote controlled IRIDA Observatory .


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N12 Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 17 November 2012
Location: Rozhen, IRIDA Remote Observatory
Exposure Details: R = 40 min., G = 40 min., B = 40 min.
Subexposures: 5 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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