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The 44th item in the Messier catalog is a bright, open cluster visible to the naked eye and one of the closest to the earth.
Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2021-12-02
Lights:   200
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   33 m
Ra:   8h 40m 1.5s
Dec:   +19° 59' 28.896
Size:   61.083 x 43.481 arcmin
Radius:   0.625 deg
Scale:   0.55 arcsec/pixel