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M44 (Beehive Cluster)

Astrophotography DSO DSLR Imaging Refractor

M44 (Beehive Cluster)

Target: M44
Date: 2023-02-19;
Location: San Antonio, TX (Bortle class 7)

Mount: IOptron SkyGuider Pro
Camera: Nikon D5300 astromod
OTA: William Optics Zenithstar 61II + Field Flattener FLAT61A
Focal/Aperture: 360 mm @ f/5.9
Guide scope: William Optics Uniguide 32mm
Guide camera: ZWO ASI120MM mini + ASIair Pro

Lights: 28x60s (total exposure: 28min) @ ISO800
Calibration frames: 40xdarks, 40xflats, 40xbiases

Stacked in DSS and Processed in PixInisght

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