M93 = NGC2447 ( 7h 44.6m -2352, 6.2 mag. )

This open star cluster in Puppis was discovered by Messier on March 20, 1781. It is located about 3,600 ly away and its brightest members form easily noticable arrowhead pattern. Binoculars will reveal it about 130' NW of x Puppis (see finder chart below).

The above image represents an autoguided 20 minute exposure on Ektachrome P1600 taken with Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 SCT on January 26, 1999 from Sooke, BC.

North is up.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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