M47 (also catalogued as NGC 2422) is an open cluster in the constellation Puppis. M47 contains about 50 stars and is at a distance of about 1,600 light-years from Earth. Its age is estimated to be about 78 million years. The image was taken remotely from the remote controlled IRIDA Observatory .
|Optics:||ASA N12 Astrograph at F/3.6|
|Mount:||ASA DDM 85|
|Filters:||Astronomik LRGB filter set|
|Dates/Times:||24 November 2012|
|Location:||Rozhen, IRIDA Remote Observatory|
|Exposure Details:||R = 16 min. G = 16 min., B = 16 min.|
|Processing:||PixInsight, Photoshop CS|