Open Clusters NGC 2451and NGC 2477: These two open clusters in the constellation of Puppis are very much different in appearance, especially when they are imaged in the same field of view. NGC 2451 on the left is the brightest of the Puppis clusters and can be viewed nicely with small binoculars in the southern skies. NGC 2477 would appear in binoculars only as a small washed-out spot. But with a medium-sized telescope all the splendor of it is revealed.More than 100 suns shine in this beautiful arrangement.

Object Open Clusters NGC 2451, NGC 2477
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 2451, NGC 2477
Constellation Puppis
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on LX 200 GPS 10 inch and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 8 x ISO 400-5min, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro with LX 200 as Guide Scope, PHD Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 5 Feb 2007
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