NGC 2477

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Image with RCOS 14.5"

DSLR wide-field image

Object data of NGC2477

Object type: Open star cluster (I3r)
Size: 20'
Magnitude: 5.0mag
Constellation: Pup
Distance: 3,600 Ly
Notes: NGC 2477 is probably the finest of the galactic clusters in Puppis. It contains about 300 stars, and was discovered by Lacaille in 1751. The cluster's age has been estimated at about 700 million years.

North is to the bottom.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-06
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