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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
08:00 pm

Equipment Details:

ZWO ASI183MC with Optolong L-Pro filter, William Optics RedCat 51 astrograph, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Post-processing Details:

14 8-minute subs plus calibration frames were stacked with DeepSkyStacker. Post-processing used Siril, Photoshop with StarTools plug-in, and Microsoft Photo.

Image Details:

Messier 44 is a large, bright open star cluster that is located in the constellation Cancer. It is also known as the Beehive Cluster or Praesepe, which is Latin for "crib". The cluster consists of about 1,000 gravitationally-bound stars.