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M44 - Beehive Cluster / 2020, 



    
        

            Mikko Viljamaa
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M44 - Beehive Cluster / 2020

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M44 - Beehive Cluster / 2020, 



    
        

            Mikko Viljamaa
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M44 - Beehive Cluster / 2020

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII

Imaging cameras: QSI 6120WSG-8

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Thousand Oaks Dew Controller  ·  Starlight Xpress Focus Boss 2 Boss II Auto Focuser  ·  Feathertouch Motorised Focuser 3.5" Focuser


Dates:Jan. 21, 2020Jan. 22, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 30x180" (1h 30') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 21x180" (1h 3') bin 1x1
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 8x180" (24') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2: 32x180" (1h 36') bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 33'

Avg. Moon age: 26.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.90%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 3208221

RA center: 8h 40' 29"

DEC center: +19° 42' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.204 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.375 degrees

Field radius: 0.832 degrees


Resolution: 4127x2778

Locations: Home, Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I'm typically not a big fan of star diffraction spikes, especially if they are artificially made (like in this case) but with an open cluster where there isn't much to showcase, I thought they added an extra dimension to the image.

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M44 - Beehive Cluster / 2020, 



    
        

            Mikko Viljamaa