M44, The Beehive, or Praesepe Cluster
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The beehive cluster is visible naked-eye at a dark location.  It has a number of colorful stars, which you really need to see with a telescope.  2/2007, Wimberley, TX.

2 exposures, 4 minutes each = 8 minutes total exposure.   Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), ISO 1600, Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with reducer, Losmandy G-11 mount.    My current image processing workflow is here.  Check out the older one below, that's not bad.

M44, the Beehive, or Praesepe Open Cluster

This is more impressive visually than I've been able to capture here.  Nikon DSLR, 3 minutes,  TOA 130  telescope.  2005

Other Pictures from this trip are here.
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