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The Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by tdsobservatory, Jan 18, 2020.

The Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer

Started by tdsobservatory on Jan 18, 2020 at 4:30 AM

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  1. tdsobservatory

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    Messier 44 – The Beehive Cluster (or also called the Praesepe) is a open cluster that lies in the constellation Cancer. M44 has a visual brightness of magnitude 3.7, so it is easily visible using a modest telescope and can easily be seen using binoculars (it is actually much nicer in a wide-field view). Distance is around 577 light years. Total number of stars in this cluster are in the range of 200 to 350.

    Tech Specs: Williams Optics REDCAT, Celestron CGEM-DX mount (pier mounted), ZWO ASI071MC-Pro running at -25C, 15 x 60 second exposures, GAIN 200, guided using a ZWO ASI290MC and Orion 60mm guide scope, ZWO UV/IR cut filter. Captured using SharpCap v3.2. Image date: December 22, 2019. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA. beehive_15min_122219_RCUV_ssmall.jpg
     
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    Beautiful image. You're doing great work with that REDCAT :D

    Reggie
     
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