M 41

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DSLR wide-field image

Object data of M41

Object type: Open star cluster (II3m)
Size: 38'
Magnitude: 4.5 mag
Constellation: CMa
Distance: 2,300 Ly
Notes: Messier 41 is an open star cluster in the constellation Canis Major. M41 lies about four degrees almost exactly south of Sirius.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-05
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with f/8.3 CCD field flattener
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 17x2min / R 6x2min / G 6x2min / B 6x2min
Exposure time total: 1h10min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis