Messier Objects

M93: Open Star Cluster (Puppis) RA: 07h 44.5m / DEC: -23° 51'.2
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

Puppis is an often overlooked constellation. It suffers both from proximity to Canis Major and a paucity of bright stars. But Puppis is home to three Messier objects, M46, M47 and this delicate open star cluster. M93 is located about 1.5 degrees northwest of 3.3 magnitude Xi Puppis. My drawing, made with the 10-inch at 129X, shows 55 stars in and around the cluster. Lynga lists an integrated visual magnitude of 6.9 and a 22' size.

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