Messier 47 (M 47)

Introduction | Map | Own Observations | My Own Photos | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 47 in the constellation Puppis.

 

Introduction

The constellation Puppis is also one of the constellation that were unknown to me, particularly, because it belongs to the southern sky. It contains the two open star clusters M 47 and M 46, which are located so close to each other in the sky that, at low magnifications, they can even be observed together.

Size: 30' x 20' (Stoyan)
Distance: 1800 light years
Rating: ***

 

Map

M 46 (left) and M 47 (right) in the constellation Puppis

 

Own Observations

Observations End of March 2017

Observations End of March-April 2018

 

My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (April 8, 2018)

         

M 47 (Puppis)*, unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

         

M 47 (Puppis)**, unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 8, 2018), originals reduced to 600 x 450 pixels
*) This photo does not show M 47 according to Nova Astromtry.net (RA J2000: 07:39:50, Dec: -15:05:08 for the center of the photo, 07:36:35/-14:28:49 for M 47)
**) This photo does not show M 47 according to Nova Astrometry.net (RA J2000: 07:39:58, Dec: -15:10:53 for the center of the photo, 07:36:35/-14:28:49 for M 47)
The bright star is HD 61772.

 

References

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