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Cancer – The Crab
Cancer - The Crab
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Objects visible in this photo include:

  • The named stars in Cancer: Asellus Australis, Asellus Borealis, and Acubens.
  • The Beehive, M 44, is a large open cluster easily visible to the naked eye. M 44 is also known as Praesepe, "the Manger." The two Aselli (the Asses) are said to be feeding at the Manger.
  • The very old open cluster M 67.

Location: Troy, New Hampshire
Camera: Nikon FM2
Lens: 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.8
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film
Exposure: 8 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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