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Open Cluster M38: M38 is one of the prominent Open Star Clusters in the constellation of Auriga. It is about 200 Mio years old and lies  approx. 4000 LY from us. It can be observed even with binoculars.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object Open Cluster M38
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation M 038
Constellation Auriga
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 2min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 4 Dec 2013
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