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.
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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