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Contains:  Praesepe, M 44, Beehive cluster, NGC 2632
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Beehive Cluster M44, 


            Miguel Garcia
Beehive Cluster M44

Beehive Cluster M44

Technical card

Resolution: 1392x1040

Dates:Feb. 14, 2015

Frames: 10x300"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.09% job: 545789

RA center: 130.223 degrees

DEC center: 19.658 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.115 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -46.967 degrees

Field radius: 0.510 degrees

Locations: Home_Weston, Weston, FL, United States


M44 is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to the Solar System, and it contains a larger star population than most other nearby clusters.

Galileo was the first to observe the Beehive in a telescope, in 1609, and was able to resolve it into 40 stars.



Miguel Garcia
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Beehive Cluster M44, 


            Miguel Garcia