The Beehive (M44)

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The Beehive (M44)

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:06 pm

This is the next on my "hit list" of primary photographic targets. It doesn't get as much attention as M45 and M42 but it's well worth a look in a pair of binoculars.

Here's my piece of my website with some useful links:

http://philippughastronomer.com/PhilsSc ... r_M44.html
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Re: The Beehive (M44)

Postby Aratus » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:07 am

The Beehive is rather large for the average telescope. It is nice to see it framed between the 4 stars, and as you say Binoculars is best for that. It is one of the 'clouds' mentioned by ancient astronomers and is very prominent in a very dark sky. It was likened to hay in a manger with surrounding donkeys! No doubt there was a good story behind it - now long gone. Good luck with the imaging.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: The Beehive (M44)

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:29 am

I've got a couple on my blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -2016.html

I'm not sure whether I prefer the one with the brighter stars or just the main ones.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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