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Open Cluster M93: M93 is one of the less conspicuous Open Star Clusters in Messier´s famous catalogue. It is in a distance of about 3600 LY and is very compact.

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

Object Open Cluster M93
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation M 093
Constellation Scorpius
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 5min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark 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 - 30.3.2011
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