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


            Insight Observatory
M44 - The Beehive Cluster

M44 - The Beehive Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 1516x1008

Dates:Feb. 2, 2019

Frames: 1x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 27.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2514635

RA center: 130.039 degrees

DEC center: 19.488 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.467 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.633 degrees

Field radius: 0.877 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory


The Beehive Cluster is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth, containing a larger population of stars than other nearby bright open clusters.

Imaged by Terance Dunn on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-2).



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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 


            Insight Observatory