Tuesday, 11 December 2012

M44


M44 / NGC2632 / Beehive cluster
Constellation - Cancer
Open cluster
Distance - 515Ly
Mag 3.1

Date - 10/12/12
Seeing - Antoniadi II
Transparency - Average
SQM - 21.64 (LM6.4)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x73 TFoV 1.1˚

Sketch notes
Large open cluster that was easily a naked eye object. Bright stars really stood out from the dimmer background stars. Interesting cluster.

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