The Beehive Cluster (Messier 44) is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to the Solar System, and it contains a larger star population than most other nearby clusters.
The cluster's distance is often cited to lie between 520-610 light years.
Data captured 14th February, 2016.
20x 2 minute exposures at ISO400.
Orion Europa 200
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