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





    
        

            Stacy Spear
M44 - Beehive Cluster

M44 - Beehive Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT72ED

Imaging camera:Canon 7D

Mount:Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescope or lens:CELESTRON C11

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 120MC

Focal reducer:Hotech SCA Field Flattener

Software:LightroomAdobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit)PixInsight 1.8 PixInsight version 1.8Backyard EOS

Resolution: 3500x2627

Dates:Nov. 29, 2016

Frames: 98x120"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Astrometry.net job: 1364910

RA center: 130.071 degrees

DEC center: 19.792 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.466 degrees

Field radius: 1.146 degrees

Locations: Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Description

I like clusters and when I had some time at the end of a session on The Sisters, I swung the scope over to the Beehive. Lots to learn still. I had to correct stars in Photoshop, etc, etc.

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Author

darkstar3d
Stacy Spear
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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Worked on some of the colors and over processed stars. This new version is 100% PixInsight except for the label.

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M44 - Beehive Cluster, 





    
        

            Stacy Spear