M44 (NGC2632) is an open cluster well known as "Praesepe" or "Beehive". It's constituted of more than 200 stars, and covers an area of 1,5 degrees in diameter.
- Exposure : one 30 min. negative scanned with Polaroid Sprintscan 35+ and enhanced with Photoshop 4.0
- Telescope : Takahashi FS-102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a Losmandy G11
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Film : unhypered Kodak Multispeed PJM-2
- Location : Champorcher (Val d'Aosta) - 1800mt. height
- Date : February 28, 1998