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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
12:39 am

Equipment Details:

ZWO ASI183MC camera and Optolong L-Pro filter on a WO RedCat51 astrograph/SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount.

Post-processing Details:

Subs (20 10min) plus calibration frames were stacked with DeepSkyStacker. Post-processing used Siril, Starnet++, Photoshop and Microsoft Photo.

Image Details:

Messier 44, also known as Praesepe/Beehive Cluster, is an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer. It consists of about 1,000 stars and is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth.