The Beehive Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Beehive Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Beehive Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:34 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 55° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:54.

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Name Beehive Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Manger
Praesepe
M 44
NGC 2632
Cr 189
Mel 88
Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:3.10 (V) [3]
3.46 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.36
Right ascension:08h40m [2]
Declination:+19°40' [2]
Distance:187.0 parsec
609.6 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.26
Events
24 Sep 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
22 Oct 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
18 Nov 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
15 Dec 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
11 Jan 2020  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
08 Feb 2020  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
06 Mar 2020  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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