M41 Open Cluster in Canis Major

M41 Open Cluster in Canis Major.  10x180 sec @ ISO 400, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
M41 Open Cluster in Canis Major. 10×180 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

An easy to find open cluster that lies just below Sirius, the brightest star in our skies here in the northern hemisphere.    I had just setup and needed something to test the rig and make sure everything was working.    M41 was convenient so I shot 10 x 3 minute sub-images and combined those to get this final image.   There was lots of moonlight and LP, so open and globular cluster shooting is about all you can do in such conditions.

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