M46 - Open Cluster in Puppis

M46 - Open Cluster in Puppis

Image Details

  • RGB = 45:45:45 minutes
  • Takahashi Sky90
  • f4.5 field flattener
  • SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8A
  • Tru-Balance LRGB Filters
  • CCDSoft, Sigma Beta 11
    Registar, Photoshop CS
  • 02/25/2006
  • Mead, Colorado

M46 is also known as NGC2437. This image was selected as Astronomy Magazine Picture Of the Day for February 08, 2008.

High resolution view of NGC2438 and PLN231+4.1.

Two planetary nebulas can be seen in the full resolution view. They are NGC2438 and PLN231+4.1. NGC2438 is listed at magnitude 10.8. PLN231+4.1 is listed at magnitude 14.4.