Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  Beehive cluster  ·  M 44  ·  NGC 2632  ·  Praesepe
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Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Robert Huerbsch
Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster
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Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster

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Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Robert Huerbsch
Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster
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Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
AstroTech AT130EDT
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD 163m
Mounts
DarkFrame Optics StellarDrive 6
Filters
Astronomik 6nm OIII 36mm · Astronomik 6nm Ha 36mm
Accessories
Rigel Systems GCUSB nStep Focus Controller · Astro-Tech 0.8x Reducer/Flattener for AT130EDT
Software
photoshop cc · SGPro - EQmod - PHD2 - Platesolve2 · Astro Pixel Processor APP
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ST80 Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD 5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 2, 2018
Frames:
150x30" (1h 15')
Integration:
1h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
17.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
93.87%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2041395

RA center: 08h40m10s.3

DEC center: +19°4236

Pixel scale: 2.122 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 261.371 degrees

Field radius: 0.809 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1480

Locations: Backyard - Mag 19 - 19.5 skies, St Augustine, Florida, United States

Description

Testing gain 0 - seems great for L-RGB from my Bortle 5.5 backyard. I started with 60 seconds but seemed like I was still burning out the core of the brighter stars, so dropped it to 30s. Wanted to make sure I could bring the color out of the red and blue stars.

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Messier 44, the Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Robert Huerbsch

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