Beehive cluster is an open cluster located in constellation Cancer. Because of its relatively “short” distance to the Solar system (600 Light years), it didn’t fit fully into the field of view of my telescope. The cluster has approximately 1000 stars and even two planets were discovered there.
|Telescope:||Newton 254/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding:||Orion Mini, TS 50/160 mm|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C|
|Filters:||Baader L, RGB|
|Exposure:||18xL 300s bin 1x1, 12xRGB 200 s bin 2x2|