Messier 44  -  Praesepe / Beehive Cluster

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Object data of M44

Object type: open cluster (II 3 m)
Size: 95'
Magnitude: 3.1
Constellation: Cnc
Distance: 520 Ly
Notes: many background galaxies

Exposure data

Date: 2006-03-20
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /   RGB 1x1 
  Exposure time: L 33x24s / R 13x2m / G 13x1m / B 13x1m                                       
  Exposure time total: L 2x13min    /   RGB 2x52min
Notes: Mosaic of 2 images