M48 - Open Cluster in Hydra

M48 was discovered by Charles Messier in 1771. However, he made an error in specifying its location. It was rediscovered by Caroline Hershel in 1783.
Telescope: Tele Vue Genesis
Camera: Modified Canon 550D; ISO 800
Mount:  Orion Sirius EQM
Guiding: STV on Lumicon 50mm finder scope; PHD guiding software
Exposures: 28 @ 3 minutes
Processing: Images were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The composite was adjusted (Levels, Curves) in Photoshop. Taken from my backyard observatory on 3/17/12. Temp: 60F
   
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