Delta Cancri (δ Cnc) makes an easy anchor to target when locating M44. Fun fact from Wikipedia, Delta Cancri also goes by the traditional name Asellus Australis which in Latin means "southern donkey colt" (can't say I see the resemblance).
|Stack of 92 subs, 85 darks, 78 bias at ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec|
Compared to the measly 24 light frames at ISO 1600 last time, there are definitely more stars visible in my latest attempt! Still using the fixed tripod technique, however, so I'll be interested to see how this cluster really shines with an EQ mount.