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M44 - Beehive Cluster

M44 - Beehive Cluster

Just doing some guide testing tonight since it's a beautiful night (Apr. 6, 2020) and the moon is too full for any meaningful DSOs. I decided to image the Beehive since it's near the meridian and has a nice field of stars for guiding.

Imaging with a AT72EDii (72 mm/432 mm) with Optolong L-Pro filter, Canon T2i (EOS 550d) - unmodded
Guiding with William Optics 50 mm/200 mm guide scope, ZWO ASI120mm-S, and PHD2
13 lights, 95 seconds, ISO400
darks, flats, bias
Stacked in DSS, edited in Gimp

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