Open Cluster NGC 2547: This cluster in the constellation of Vela is rather unknown and not often photographed. Nevertheless it is a nicely arranged group of very young stars. Between the brightest stars a faint reflection nebula is visible.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Open Cluster NGC 2547
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2547
Constellation Vela
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code R,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 11 Apr 2010
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