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Object Type: Open cluster
Constellation: Cancer
Magnitude: 6.1
Size: 30'

M67 is one of the oldest known open clusters, with an estimated age of 4 billion years, and is located about 2,700 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 3 minutes: R 10 x 3 minutes: G 10 x 3 minutes: B 10 x 3 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: February 14, 2009
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. Reduce Noise and Gaussian Blur were applied to the RGB image.

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