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Thursday, January 25

M48 image


Ahhh, eventually we get the chance to take some more pictures...


This image is 7 x 60 second exposures stacked in ImagesPlus. It's taken at primefocus 750mm f/5 using my Canon 300D.
M48 is an Open Cluster in the constellation Hydra. It contains somewhere between 50 and 80 stars, is located 1,500 light years away from us and is 300 million years old.


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