Messier 93 (M 93)

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On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 93 in the constellation Puppis.



The open star cluster M 93 in the constellation Puppis is less known because it appears quite close to the horizon - Puppis belongs to the southern sky. In addition, according to Stoyan, light pollution is very bad for the visibility of the star cluster.

Size: 25' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 3,400 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)



M 93 in the constellation Puppis



The sketch by Michael Vlasov ( provides a rough impression of what I observed (my impression was much fainter than the sketch): Sketch of M93 by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.


My Own Observations

Observations End of March 2017

Observations March 2018


My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (March 14, 2018)


M 93 (Puppis), unprocessed


Ditto, post-processed


Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

The photo does not show M 93, it is probably about 0.5 degrees off (too far to the west and too low) according to All sky plate solver (RA J2000: 07:43:08, Dec: -24:00:31 for the center of the photo, 07:44:30/-23:51:25 for M 93)



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