Sunday, 3 February 2013

M47



M47 / NGC2478=2478
Open Cluster
Constellation - Puppis
Distance 1550Ly
Mag 4.4

Date - 2/2/13
Seeing - Antoniadi II
Transparency - good
SQM 21.39 (LM 6.3)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x76 TFoV 1.1˚

Sketch notes
Easily naked eye object.
Smaller but brighter than M46, bright blue stars making its shape.

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