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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 2477-5 inch
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 2477
Constellation Puppis
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each Baader RGB filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding, Maxim DL as aquisition software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 15 Nov 2010
Remark A spider cross in front of the objective lens has been used for this image
 
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