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Contains:  Praesepe, M 44, Beehive cluster, NGC 2632, The star Asellus Australis (δCnc), The star Asellus Borealis (γCnc), The star ηCnc, Part of the constellation Cancer (Cnc)
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A Manger for two donkeys, 





    
        

            Edoardo Luca Radi...
A Manger for two donkeys

A Manger for two donkeys

Technical card

Resolution: 2910x2076

Dates:Nov. 21, 2014

Frames:Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip: 35x180" ISO1600

Integration: 1.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.21%

Mean SQM: 21.10

Astrometry.net job: 425969

RA center: 130.176 degrees

DEC center: 19.574 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.335 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.419 degrees

Field radius: 3.641 degrees

Locations: Bazena - Passo Crocedomini, Breno, Brescia, Italy

Description

The latin name of the Beehive cluster (M44 in Cancer) is Praesepe that means "the Manger".
Not coincidentally the two nearby stars (gamma and delta cancri) are called Asellus borealis and Asellus australis: the northern and southern donkeys.

Il nome dell'ammasso aperto M44 nella costellazione del Cancro deriva dal latino Praesepe che significa "la mangiatoia".
Non a caso le due stelle vicine (gamma e delta cancri) si chiamano Asellus borealis e Asellus australis: l'asinello settentrionale e l'asinello merifionale.

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