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M44 Beehive Cluster #1, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling
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M44 Beehive Cluster #1

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M44 Beehive Cluster #1, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling
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M44 Beehive Cluster #1

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Software: Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD 2"


Dates:Nov. 24, 2019

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD 2": 14x180" (42') (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 42'

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 27.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Astrometry.net job: 3258442

RA center: 8h 39' 58"

DEC center: +19° 40' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.810 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.380 degrees

Field radius: 1.231 degrees


Resolution: 4072x2720

Locations: East Bay Area, CA, Berkeley, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I don't typically like imaging star clusters -- I think they're kind of boring for images (although they're very pretty at the eyepiece) -- but I needed a target to fill some time when the target I wanted to image was too close to the Moon one night. I think it actually came out rather nice; the Takahashi telescope produces nice stars, and I managed to get some decent star color.

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M44 Beehive Cluster #1, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling

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