Deep Sky Astrophotography - Robert Arn
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M44 Beehive Cluster

Here is a close-up of M44, the Beehive Cluster. In the cluster, there are a few visible galaxies reaching down to Mag 15.7.

M44, also known as the Beehive Cluster, is one of the largest and brightest open clusters in the sky. Located in the constellation Cancer, this open cluster spans roughly a degree and a half - over 3 times the size of a full moon.

Location: Outside of Heyworth, IL
Date: 03/05/2010
Camera: Canon XSi (Hap Griffin Mod)
Mount: CGEM with Orion Solitaire Autoguider
Telescope: WO 110FLT f/7
Shot: 5x10mins ISO 800
Darks/Flats Applied
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop