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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

La Jolla, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

1-24-19 at 2130 PST

Equipment:

8 inch Celestron Reflector, Canon Eos T6i 15 sec exposure at ISO 12,800

Description:

The Beehive Cluster, M44, is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth at a distance of 577 light years. In 1609, Galileo observed the Beehive through his telescope and Charles Messier added it to his famous catalog as M44 in 1769. The Beehive Cluster was high in the Eastern sky off our deck at about 9:30 pm PST this evening.

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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