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Also known as: M46 – M47
Right ascension: 07h 36.6m
Declination: −14° 30′
Constellation: Puppis
Date/time: 2010.12.13 05:40 UT
Equipment: 7×50 Tento Binoculars
Mount : WDF4 Tripod
Seeing: 8/10
Transparency: 3/5
Temperature: could
Humidity: low
Wind:low
Location: Zákány, Hungary N46°14′ 59,2″ E16°57′ 15,3″
Observer: Bognár Tamás

Digital sketch made with GIMP, based on a raw pencil sketch.

(Note: if the sketch does look too dark on your monitor, try to darken the room.)

This drawing is on the ASOD web page : http://www.asod.info/?p=4688

Open cluster Messier 47 (M47, NGC 2422) is a coarse, bright cluster which can be glimpsed with the naked eye under good conditions as a dim nebulosity.