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Open Cluster M 44 (NGC 2632)
Praesepe or the Beehive Cluster

Date:4.1.97 Time:3:58 UT Exposure:18 min
Field of View:7.6o x 11.4o Emulsion: Scotch Chrome 400 Filter:none
Instrument:f=180mm 1/2.8 Place: La Palma Observer:T. Credner & S. Kohle

The Star Cluster M 44 can be seen already by naked eye as a fuzzy patch in the constellation Cancer. But even with small binoculars you can resolve it into a great number of single stars.

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