M46 & M47

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M46 is the prominent cluster to the East (left), and M47 is to the West. The less obvious cluster NNE of M47 is designated NGC 2423.
Conditions were very windy and cold (~25F).

Date/Time:    15 Dec. 2001
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: Borg 100ED @ F6.4
Camera: Planet Town 6x7 Vacuum Astrocamera
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6
Media: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 1 x 30 min.