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