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Object Type: Open cluster, type f
Constellation: Hydra
Magnitude: 5.5
Size: 54'

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/TS Optics field flattener/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 12 x 5 minutes: R 12 x 5 minutes: G 12 x 5 minutes: B 12 x 5 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: January 28 and February 17, 2012
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 was applied to the RGB image and the dim portions of the luminance image. Gaussian Blur of 1 pixel was applied to the RGB image.

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