The Beehive Cluster (M44)

Image of the Beehive Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 108 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Beehive Cluster is visible between 18:57 and 06:15. It will become accessible around 18:57, when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:36, 70° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 06:15 when it sinks below 16° above your western horizon.

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Name The Beehive Cluster (M44)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Beehive Cluster
The Manger
Praesepe
M44[1]
NGC 2632[3]
Cr 189[4]
Mel 88[5]
Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:3.10 (V) [5]
3.46 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.36
Right ascension:08h40m [3]
Declination:+19°40' [3]
Distance:187.0 parsec
609.6 lightyrs [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.26
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

Events
31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2023  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2024  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2025  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2026  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2027  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2028  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2029  –  M44 is well placed

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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