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M44 the Bee Hive Cluster NGC 2632, 



    
        

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M44 the Bee Hive Cluster NGC 2632

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M44 the Bee Hive Cluster NGC 2632, 



    
        

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M44 the Bee Hive Cluster NGC 2632

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Home made OC2226

Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000M

Mounts: GT11000 Paramount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Home made OC2226

Guiding cameras: SBIG STL-11000M

Software: PinInsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon

Accessory: Robofocus  ·  Technical Innovations Dome 6'


Dates:Feb. 17, 2018

Frames: 30x180" (1h 30')

Integration: 1h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 1.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.60%


Astrometry.net job: 3365810

RA center: 8h 40' 54"

DEC center: +19° 34' 37"

Pixel scale: 3.373 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.627 degrees

Field radius: 2.257 degrees


Resolution: 4008x2672

Locations: Private Observatory, Off The Grid with a 6-hour drive for data, Solar Powered, Single Owner, Home Made, Kennedy Meadows in Tulare County, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

M44 the Bee Hive Cluster: M44 the Bee Hive is an open cluster and one of the nearest to Earth. The bright inner cluster core's diameter is about 23 light years at a distance of about 600 light years. M44 contains red giants and white dwarfs along with main sequence stars. M44 has an estimated age of around 600 million years.

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M44 the Bee Hive Cluster NGC 2632, 



    
        

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