Monday, January 2, 2012

Messier 41

Messier 41 is an open cluster in Canis Major (the Greater Dog). It can supposedly be seen with the naked eye in dark skies, but I have not been able to see it from here. This image was made under a fairly bright, moonlit sky.

Messier 41; Epsilon-200 on NJP; 25x60


  1. Hi, Rory! M41 is one of my favorites, and you've captured it nicely. Glad to see you back in the field!

  2. Thanks, guys! I hope to make more trips out there soon. The weather needs to start cooperating, though!