M67 Open Cluster
Photographed by Scott Davis on April 14, 2013
From Eastman Lake, California
Messier 67, also known as NGC2682, is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is a smaller, more dense counterpart to Messier 44, which appears in the heart of the crab-shaped constellation. It is thought to contain more than 500 member stars, 100 of which are similar to our own Sun. The cluster lies approximately 2,800 light-years from Earth.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 1250 with a shutter speed of 75 seconds. A total of 50 light frames and 10 dark frames were stacked to create this final picture. Stacked using Deep Sky Stacker and processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using Scott Rosen's DSLR LLRGB method.
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