Praesepe Cluster aka "Beehive Cluster"

Praesepe Cluster aka "Beehive Cluster"
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Praesepe Cluster aka "Beehive Cluster"

An open cluster in the constellation Cancer. One of the nearest open clusters to Earth, it contains a larger population of stars than other nearby bright open clusters. Under dark skies, the Beehive Cluster looks like a small nebulous object to the naked eye, and has been known since ancient times. Classical astronomer Ptolemy described it as a "nebulous mass in the breast of Cancer". It was among the first objects that Galileo studied with his telescope.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-4
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
17 April 2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
DeepSkyStacker, FitsLiberator, Photoshop