NGC 2477

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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.

Exposure data

Date: March 2014
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 20x2min / R 7x2min / G 6x2min / B 6x2min
Exposure time total: 1h18min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Herbert Walter, Wolfgang Leitner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Herbert Walter