Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  Beehive  ·  M 44  ·  NGC 2632  ·  Praesepe Cluster
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The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger")), 



    
        

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The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger"))

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The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger")), 



    
        

            Andre van Zegveld

The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger"))

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF 185

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI-6200 MC

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm ShortTube 80x400

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: SGP  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Accessory: Optec Pyxis rotator 3"  ·  CFF Flattener


Dates:Feb. 14, 2021

Frames: 52x600"

Integration: 8.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.61%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4226389

RA center: 8h 40' 31"

DEC center: +19° 43' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.168 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 294.258 degrees

Field radius: 0.887 degrees


Resolution: 4416x3226

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Eye In The Sky

Description

The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger"), M44, NGC 2632, or Cr 189), is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. One of the nearest open clusters to Earth, it contains a larger population of stars than other nearby bright open clusters. Under dark skies, the Beehive Cluster looks like a small nebulous object to the naked eye, and has been known since ancient times. Classical astronomer Ptolemy described it as a "nebulous mass in the breast of Cancer". It was among the first objects that Galileo studied with his telescope

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