Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  Beehive  ·  M 44  ·  NGC 2632  ·  Praesepe Cluster
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M44 Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock
M44 Beehive Cluster
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M44 Beehive Cluster

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M44 Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock
M44 Beehive Cluster
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M44 Beehive Cluster

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS-Optics 6" Ritchey Chretien 1370mm

Imaging cameras: Nikon D810 astrocool CentralDS full spectrum

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 GT pro CG-5 tuned

Focal reducers: TS-Optics 2" CCD Reducer 0,67x

Filters: Hutech IDAS IDAS HEUIB II Ha

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 2  ·  APM Image Master 50/200


Dates:Feb. 28, 2021

Frames:Hutech IDAS IDAS HEUIB II Ha: 45x180" (2h 15') ISO250 -15C

Integration: 2h 15'

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 16.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.22%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -1.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4265561

RA center: 8h 40' 26"

DEC center: +19° 50' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.062 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.465 degrees

Field radius: 0.942 degrees


Resolution: 3583x5285

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 44, also known as the Beehive or Praesepe, is an open cluster in Cancer known since ancient times. Visible to the naked eye, is one of the nearest open clusters to our Solar System. The cluster's age and proper motion coincide with those of the Hyades open cluster, suggesting that both share a similar origin.

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M44 Beehive Cluster, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock

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