M46 and M47 Pictures
Including DSLR & CCD Astrophotography

Copyright 2004-2010 by Dick Locke.
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M46 and M47 are two close open star clusters near the big dog, Canis Major.  They are well positioned for viewing in the winter, following Orion in the sky.  On this page you can compare my 2010 CCD camera images with some much older DSLR pictures.


Open Cluster M47 and NGC 2423

M47 is the open cluster on the right, while the other NGC object is on the lower left quarter frame. There are a ton of stars in this area of the sky as you can see.  Details: 5x5 min = 25 min exposure.  Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope) with the reducer, AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow

 


M46 and Planetary Nebula: NGC 2438

NGC2438 is a nice little planetary nebula listed as magnitude 6.7 in The Sky6.  M46 is composed of 4x5 = 20 minutes total exposure.  Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope) with the flattener, AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow


The two clusters above were captured from HAS Site in March 2010: See more of the Pictures here


M46 and M47, full frame

Note planetary nebula NGC 2438 (small blue ball in M46, upper left), and a bit of NGC2423 mid upper right.  M47 lower right.  Details: 142 Seconds, Nikon D100 DSLR, Takahashi TOA 130  with reducer, 3/11/2005. 


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M46.  Check out the Planetary!  D100

Above, 160seconds, ISO 800, TOA with reducer at ~f5.8, significant crop from frame.  Had some guiding issues on this one, but I thought the planetary was cool.  12/12/2004 at NHAC Neal site.

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