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A Little Beehive and a Winter Albireo

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Jan 16, 2022.

A Little Beehive and a Winter Albireo

Started by Orion25 on Jan 16, 2022 at 3:02 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I found this image I took of M41 (the Little Beehive) from 2019. It's a beautiful open star cluster just southwest of Canis Major. I simply used a 300x zoom attached to my old Nikon D-50 piggybacking on my 127mm Mak.

    ASTRONOMY - M41 (LITTLE BEEHIVE) 12-06-19.jpg

    And while we're in Canis Major, here is an image I took a few years ago of a "Winter Albireo", 145G Canis Majoris:

    ASTRONOMY - 145 G CANIS MAJORIS CAPTION SM.jpg
    The two are not physically related and only appear to be a binary from our perspective. The brighter of the pair (gold) is a whopping 6300 lt. yrs away and the blue companion is a "scant" 260 lt. yrs. Stunning!
     
  2. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant Reggie! These are two of my favourite winter objects. I think the Red Giant in the Little Beehive is HIP 32406.
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    A beehive and the Modfather ...

     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Now, THAT'S a beehive, lol! Love her.
     
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    It's odd seeing her with the Modfather.

     
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    I like the punk feel of this one. Real mod, man :cool:
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    They came out of the Punk explosion but quickly developed a style of their own. If you can understand Weller's Estuary accent lol.



    They were huge in the UK and the top 20 were even calculated in a different way after 1980 as they had so many hits. They were also huge in Holland and Germany.



    This (above) was never released in the UK as a single but got to the top of the British charts as a Dutch import!
     
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