Astrophotography – Messier 38


Messier 38

Object
Cross Reference
Common Name
Object Type
Constellation
English Name


M38
NGC 1912 / Cr 67
The Starfish Cluster
OC (Open Cluster)
Auriga (Aur)
The Charioteer

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DEC
Size
Magnitude
Morphology
Distance
Extends
Age

05h 28m 43s
+35° 51′ 18″
15.0′
+6.4v
Trumpler II2r
2,800 ly
16 ly
220 million years

 

Location
Mount
Telescope
Type

Camera / CCD
Filter


Milton Keynes, UK
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT
Atlair Astro Lightwave
66ED-R refractor
Canon EOS 700D
Luminance (Lum)

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes – Messier 38

–  M38, NGC 1912, Collinder 67 (Cr 67), The Starfish Cluster
–  around 100 stars
–  detached, no concentration of stars
–  moderate range in brightness
–  very large and bright
–  of square shape, and contains no nebulosity
–  noble cluster arranged as an oblique cross, with a pair of larger stars in each arm

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Notable features

–  neighbour object; NGC 1907 (Open Cluster)

 

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