Messier M44


Object Information
Messier object: M44
Common name: Beehive Cluster or Praesepe
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 2632
Discription: Open Cluster
Located in constellation: Cancer
Right ascension in hours:minutes: 8:40.1
Declination in degrees:minutes: 19:59
Visual magnitude: 3.7
Size: 95 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date September 27, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image 05:17 PDT
Time at end of last CCD image 05:20 PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object: M41 is a very large irregularly round open cluster with a few very bright stars.
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.0 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon sets at 22:28 PDT on September 26, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 20:38 PDT on September 26, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 5:20 PDT on September 27, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 8 - 10 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 8 - 10 seconds dark frames

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