Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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The Constellation Cancer and Open Clusters

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 50mm 1,8 STM

Mounts: iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  GIMP


Dates:Feb. 23, 2020

Frames: 64x180" (3h 12')

Integration: 3h 12'

Avg. Moon age: 29.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%


RA center: 08h34m36s.655

DEC center: +21°2459.79

Pixel scale: 17.271 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -27.856 degrees

Field radius: 14.670 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3378x5171

Locations: Home Observatory, Marquette, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Widefield image of the constellation Cancer and the open clusters M44, the Beehive Cluster, and M67. Nothing fancy, but I really like the simplicity of a star field graced with simple DSOs.

After shooting a 4-panel mosaic of the Orion region at 50mm, I pointed my camera at the beehive cluster after Orion dipped below the horizon and let it run for the rest of the night. This is just over 3 hours of 3-minute subs with my Canon 600D, fantastic plastic 50mm f/1.8, and skyguider pro tracker.

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