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M34 is a loose open
cluster that is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye under good conditions. It is
about 1,400 light-years from our solar system.
Vixen 102-ED/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposure: LRGB: L 10 x 5 minutes: R 10 x 5 minutes: G 10 x 5 minutes: B 10 x 5
minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: November 23, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A Gaussian
Blur of 1 pixel was applied to the RGB image and Reduce Noise was applied to the dim
portions of the luminance image.