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M44 the beehive cluster

M44 the beehive cluster

Postby Planisphysics » Wed May 08, 2013 10:13 pm

I have just bought my first telescope. Last night was a bit hazy here in Beckenham but I persevered aligning the scope and was amazed about the view I was able to see of the beehive cluster, which was not visible to the naked eye. This is the first time I've seen a cluster, I was pleased to have made the observation and look forward to seeing more.
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Re: M44 the beehive cluster

Postby Astro Chav » Thu May 09, 2013 2:27 pm

The Beehive is one of my personal favourites and I was hoping to photograph it this year but the weather was really bad or I had other things in life going on (family bereavement), so I missed it when it was ideally placed. It still looks pleasant but is best when it is due south and high up the sky.

Here's my Beehive information page but I need to update it with my best photograph:

http://philippugh.comlu.com/M44.htm
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Re: M44 the beehive cluster

Postby Planisphysics » Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Hello astro chav, sorry to hear about the bereavement. Thanks for the link to your interesting info about the cluster.
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