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



    
        

            Antonis Karousis
Beehive Cluster (Messier 44 - NGC 2632)
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Beehive Cluster (Messier 44 - NGC 2632)

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Beehive Cluster (Messier 44 - NGC 2632), 



    
        

            Antonis Karousis
Beehive Cluster (Messier 44 - NGC 2632)
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Beehive Cluster (Messier 44 - NGC 2632)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher Newton Black Diamond 150/750
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D90
Software
Deep Sky Stacker · Adobe Photoshop CS6

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 2, 2021
Frames:
128x30" (1h 4') ISO800
Integration:
1h 4'
Darks:
59
Flats:
31
Bias:
40
Avg. Moon age:
27.41 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.99%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00
Temperature:
10.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5298193

RA center: 08h40m11s.3

DEC center: +19°3715

Pixel scale: 1.508 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.592 degrees

Field radius: 0.760 degrees

Resolution: 2975x2075

Locations: Backyard, Penteli, Athens, Attica, Greece

Data source: Backyard

Description

Beehive Cluster (Messier 44), as captured from my backyard in Athens, Greece.
Except the main target (M44), few other Galaxies are visible ;IC 2388, NGC 2637, NGC 2647 and NGC 2643, (although they are not detailed at all).

M44 is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth and it contains a larger population of stars than other nearby bright open clusters. It contains red giants and white dwarfs,  which represent later stages of stellar evolution, along with many main sequence stars. 
The cluster has a visual brightness of magnitude 3.7. Its brightest stars are blue-white and of magnitude 6 to 6.5.



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