M48 is an open cluster discovered by Charles Messier in 1771. The cluster is located in constellation Hydra and it’s 1500 light-years far from the Earth. This cluster can be observed even by small binocular, but small telescope reveals more than 50 stars. During waiting for Sombrero galaxy I pointed my telescope just below bright star Procyon and collected some light coming from this cluster.
|Telescope:||Newton 254/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding||Orion Mini Autoguider|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-40C|
|Exposure:8x||53xL, 180 s, bin 1x1, 25xRGB 120 s, bin 2x2|