Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  Beehive cluster  ·  M 44  ·  NGC 2632  ·  Part of the constellation Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Praesepe  ·  The star Asellus Australis (δCnc)  ·  The star Asellus Borealis (γCnc)
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M44 - La Ruche, 


            Daniel Fournier
M44 - La Ruche
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M44 - La Ruche

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6

Imaging cameras: Canon T2i Baader

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ 6 Pro

Software: Luc Coiffier Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 beta 45  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  Pixinsight LE

Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD EOS Clip Filter

Dates:April 1, 2014

Frames:Astronomik CLS CCD EOS Clip Filter: 90x30" (45') ISO1600

Integration: 45'

Darks: 15

Flats: 15

Bias: 15

Avg. Moon age: 1.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.69%

Temperature: -5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 214163

RA center: 08h41m18s.5

DEC center: +19°3654

Pixel scale: 16.026 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.276 degrees

Field radius: 2.674 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Matane, Québec, Matane, Province de Québec, Canada



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M44 - La Ruche, 


            Daniel Fournier