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


            Jeff Stillman
M44 - Beehive cluster
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M44 - Beehive cluster

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 9, 2018

Frames: 19x45"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.83%

Basic astrometry details job: 1939516

RA center: 8h 40' 4"

DEC center: +19° 39' 21"

Pixel scale: 0.936 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 140.457 degrees

Field radius: 0.841 degrees

Resolution: 4924x4194

Locations: Chino Valley South observatory, Chino Valley, AZ, United States


M44, the Beehive cluster, is an open cluster in the Cancer constellation. It is about 577 light-years from Earth and it's core is about 23 light-years in diameter. Its visual size is about 95 arc-minutes. The final image is a two-panel mosaic.



Jeff Stillman
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M44 - Beehive cluster, 


            Jeff Stillman