Messier 44 – Open Cluster in Cancer

  • Description: - A large open cluster in Cancer, visible to the naked eye under good skies

  • A.K.A. - NGC 2632, BeeHive Cluster

  • Camera: SBIG STT-8300M -35C sensor temperature

  • Filter: Baader LRGB

  • Scope: Astro-Physics 92 Stowaway w 92TCC, 488mm at f/5.3

  • Guiding: SBIG FW8G

  • Exposure: 7 each Luminance at 90s and Red Green and Blue at 300s per sub exposure

  • Location: RASC Calgary’s Wilson Coulee Observatory grounds under Bortle 5 skies (19.86 MPSAS)

  • Exposure Date: 2023-03-22

  • Processed in PixInsight with NoiseXterminator, BlurXterminator and SPCC colour correction, then finished in Photoshop

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