Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Beehive cluster  ·  M 44  ·  NGC 2632  ·  Praesepe
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The Beehive Cluster, 


            Don Walters
The Beehive Cluster
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The Beehive Cluster

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 80mm Triplet APO SV080ST-25FT

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50 mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot autoguider

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  PHD Guiding 2  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: IDAS LPS Filter

Dates:Dec. 17, 2015

Frames: 28x120"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.31%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 892540

RA center: 8h 40' 37"

DEC center: +19° 38' 9"

Pixel scale: 3.351 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.949 degrees

Field radius: 1.030 degrees

Resolution: 1835x1237

Locations: My Backyard, Benton, AR, United States

Data source: Backyard


Since I'm using Sequence Gen Pro, I was getting some shots of the Rosette, and that target ran until about 4am, so I had some time left over before dawn so I decided to add some short exposures of the Beehive before the sun came up.

There was an awful lot cropped out because of star elongation and some red cast that was spreading across the top of the frame.



Don Walters
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The Beehive Cluster, 


            Don Walters