NGC 2477

Combination of 10 2-minute exposures.
Modified Canon Digital Rebel DSLR camera. 135mm f/3.5 Olympus lens.

NGC 2477 is a moderately bright and very rich open cluster in Puppis. The individual stars are not particularly bright, however the richness of the cluster makes for a fine view in the telescope. NGC 2477 is one of the richest open clusters in the sky and deserves to be much better known.

A little to the west (right) of NGC 2477 is the very scattered open cluster NGC 2451.