Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 41 (NGC 2287)

Open Cluster in Canis Major      RA 06h 47m 00s  Dec -20d 44m 00s

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This image of M41 was captured by Chris Newsome on the 28th February 2006. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 300D camera at the prime focus of a Skywatcher 80T refractor and comprises four 60 second frames at 800 ASA, calibrated in Maxim DL and processed in CS2. An Astronomik CLS filter was employed to reduce the sodium light pollution.



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