M46, M47, NGC2423, and NGC2425

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  RGB 12x180:12x78:12x132 seconds
    • All exposures binned 1x1
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/4.78
  • Mount:  Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM CCD, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time:  January 31, 21:26-23:54 PDT
  • Processing:  Taken  in CCDSoft v5 using CCDCommander WHILE I SLEPT!!.  Reduced in CCDSoft.  Aligned with RegiStar.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  DDP to with custom software.  Curves/levels/saturation adjusted in Photoshop CS.
  • Name: M46, M47, NGC2423, and NGC2425 (clusters), NGC2438 and PK 231+4.1 (nebula)
  • Type:  Open Cluster, Planetary Nebula
  • Constellation:  Puppis
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