M46 & NGC 2438 – Open Cluster & Planetary Nebula in Puppis
Telescopes: Twin Orion Imaging StarBlasts on a single Meade LXD75
Luminance: Meade DSI Pro, IDAS LPS-2 Filter, 31x30sec saved as FITS
Color: Meade DSI, Orion Imaging SkyGlow Filter, 18x60sec saved as FITS3P
Guide scope: None
Software: Envisage, Autostar Image Processing, Photoshop
This is one of my favorite winter objects. I didn’t realize the planetary was there until I imaged this cluster with my DSI. I suspect the planetary should be visible through a moderate-sized telescope under dark skies. I’ll have to give it a try from my back yard using a light pollution filter.