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Contains:  Praesepe, M 44, Beehive cluster, NGC 2632
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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 





    
        

            Graeme Coates
M44 - The Beehive Cluster

M44 - The Beehive Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 2488x3304

Dates:Feb. 4, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 15x30" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 15x30" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 15x30" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~300

Avg. Moon age: 9.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.32%

Astrometry.net job: 3238751

RA center: 8h 40' 14"

DEC center: +19° 37' 22"

Pixel scale: 2.705 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.120 degrees

Field radius: 1.554

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

M44, The Beehive Cluster or Praesepe ("Manger" in Latin) is one of the closest open clusters to us with Hipparcos placing the cluster at around 182pc distant. The cluster is just about visible to the naked eye as a faint haze in the constellation of Cancer.

This image also shows numerous small background galaxies - a few from the NGC/IC catalogues, but many from the PGC/LEDA catalogue (see the annotated version of the image).

Captured on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Feb 2020 from E-EYE.

Acquisition: Graeme Coates & Paul Tribe
Processing: Graeme Coates

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License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons
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Annotated Image (using Pixinsight Annotate script)

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M44 - The Beehive Cluster, 





    
        

            Graeme Coates

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Entre Encinas y Estrellas (e-EyE)