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Messier 47
(M47 or NGC 2422) is an open cluster in the constellation Puppis. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodiernabefore 1654 and independently discovered by Charles Messier on February 19, 1771. It was later independently discovered again, under the current name NGC 2422.(Wikipedia)

Right ascension 07h 36.6m
Declination −14° 30′
Distance 498 pc
Apparent magnitude (V)4.2
Apparent dimensions (V)30.0′

DATE: Thursday DATE: 10/3/16 TIME: 21:00
SCOPE: Dob Sky-Watcher 10px F.L.1200/f4.7
EYEPIECE: T/S 30mm Plossl 2 inches F.O.V. 68°
LOCATION: Mammari

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Very nice, Marios! I especially like the smaller stars. These add a lot of fine detail to the sketch. Nicely done! :)
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Thank you Bryan.

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Very nice, a great sketch.
I agree with Bryan comment on the stars as well.
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Marios, that is so well done! The detail is stunning; the top middle and bottom right especially for those little clusters.

Thanks for that; just got in from tonight and was nice to see :D

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Hello Mark and thank you for the friendly comment.

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Hi Marios,

Your sketch looks like a photography! Very nice stars and fine details. Very inspiring!

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Thank you Jim!

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