In April I set out to find the Beehive Cluster in the constellation of Cancer. Well I did find it and managed to capture a wide field image. I vowed to revisit this target. Here is an updated version using the imaging and processing techniques I have learned over the past few months.
The Beehive Cluster (Messier 44) is an open star cluster in the constellation of Cancer. Consisting of approximately 1000 stars, it is said to be one of the closest clusters to Earth; some 577 light years away.
Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2GT mount
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183MC (fan cooled)
Main Scope: Skywatcher ED72 APO + flattener + Altair Quadband OSC filter
Guiding: Svbony 30mm f/4 + ASI120MC
Exif: 40 frames at 3 mins; Gain 400; Offset 30; focal length 420mm; f/5.6
APP, Photoshop, PHD2