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M 44 wide field in Cancer

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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Open star cluster (II2m)
CnC
2017-11-17
ATHOS Centro Astronómico / La Palma (900m)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Astrotrac TT320X
44x2min
1h 280min
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EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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95’
3.1 mag
600  Ly
Messier 44 (also known as Praesepe or Beehive Cluster), is an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer. With a distance of 600 light-years, it is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth. Age and proper motion coincide with those of the Hyades, s uggesting they may share similar origins.