Antilhue - Chile

NGC 2627 in Pyxis
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Image Data

Designation NGC 2627,  Bennett 40
Object type Open cluster
Coordinates 08h 37 min    - 29° 58'   (Pyx)
Description NGC2627 (Bennett 40) is a mag 8 open cluster located in western Pyxis (the compass), about 40' south-west of Zeta Pyxidis.  The NGC description reads: quite large, richer and more compressed toward the west, with about 40 stars of magnitude 11 to 13.

The field of view is  37 x 25 arc minutes.  North is up.

Exposure NRGB 30:9:9:9 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 26Mar2006 @ 02:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 5/10,  Seeing 6/10, Temperature  + 13°C, hazy (puelche?)