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M67

An open cluster in Cancer, the crab.  Nikon D100 DSLR, 180 seconds ISO 800  Takahashi TOA 130 with reducer (f5.8, 754mm), guided using STV and ST80.  Processing in Photoshop CS.  Captured 4/1/2005 from NHAC Neal Site.  Closer version below.


M67 Picture - Closer

M67 (above from March, 2008) is in Cancer, Dreyer description : Remarkable! Cluster, very bright, very large, extremely rich in stars, little compressed, stars of magnitude 10 to 15; = M67.

 


M35


M50

M 50 in Monoceros is best viewed in late winter or early spring from Texas.


M53

M53 in Coma Berenices was 1 of 6 Messier objects I have left to find.  Bagged M53 and M64 on April 2, 2005.

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