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Open Cluster in Puppis

Messier 93 is a distintive group of about 100 stars. The densely packed center of the cluster has a wedge shape. My notes on the visual appearance of this cluster describe five curving arms that extend from the center.

Magnitude 6.0
Apparent Size 10'
Distance (light yrs) 3,600
Right Ascension 7:44.6
Declination -23 52
Field of View 35' x 27'

Image details:  Exposure times of 12 minutes luminance and 9 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 12" Meade telescope at f/5.6.

March 2012