Deep Sky

Constellation: Hydra
Open Cluster
Discovered by Messier in 1771, however, the position that Messier gave is not the position that M48 was located (no wonder in some circles it’s known as the ‘lost Cluster’.   Credit is sometimes given to Caroline Herschel.    Astronomers have aged this cluster at approx 300 million years 
5 stacked
10 sec ea
Date: 03-12-13