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Open Cluster NGC 2477: This brilliant Open Star Cluster lies in the constellation of Puppis and consists of about 300 stars. Its age is believed to be around 700 Million years.
The bright star is QZ Puppis.

Object Open Cluster NGC 2477-20 inch
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2477
Constellation Puppis
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 2 x 5min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 3 Dec 2010
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