M46 & M47 – open clusters in Puppis

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Photographer Rick Steiner

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Camera Used

Settings / Equipment Astrophysics Traveller refractor (105mm f/5.8) @ prime focus, Super Polaris mount; 16 min exp. on Fuji Super-G 800 film; manually guided

Location OCA Anza site; 1 March 1998; ~0800 UT

Date / Time March 1, 1998 12:00 am


Additional Information M47 is on the left, M46 is on the right. The small reddish spot near the lower edge of M46 is the planetary nebula NGC 2438. The photographer likes to refer to M46/M47 as "the 'creamy or crunchy' pair of clusters."