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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum
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M44 - The Beehive Cluster

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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum
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M44 - The Beehive Cluster

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GTF 81 Five Element APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MC Pro (cooled)

Mounts: Celestron CGEM DX Hypertuned

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Software: Stark Labs Nebulocity 4  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD 2.6  ·  Adobe Photo Shop  ·  DSS

Filters: Baader UV/IR-Cut/L Filter


Dates:March 29, 2019

Frames:Baader UV/IR-Cut/L Filter: 299x60" (4h 59') (gain: 111.00) -15C

Integration: 4h 59'

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 23.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.51%


Astrometry.net job: 2614342

RA center: 8h 40' 12"

DEC center: +19° 37' 29"

Pixel scale: 0.913 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.838 degrees

Field radius: 0.805 degrees


Resolution: 5310x3475

Data source: Backyard

Description

I really like doing these open clusters. Something new while I work on getting geared up for galaxy season.

Yes, I did add some spikes. I know it is controversial but for me, especially with open clusters I think it adds a lot to the image and accentuates the brighter members of the cluster.

I still feel like I have some bloat. Perhaps the 60s exposure time is still too much with this ASI183C. But I had great guiding and careful focus.

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Description: Less processing is most times a good thing... There is some nebulosity in this image that I processed out of the first iteration.

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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum

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