The Beehive Cluster (M44)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 108 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Beehive Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:18 (EST), 23° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:21, 68° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:02, 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 Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

Events
31 Jan 2023  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
31 Jan 2024  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
30 Jan 2025  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
31 Jan 2026  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
31 Jan 2027  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
31 Jan 2028  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
30 Jan 2029  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed
31 Jan 2030  –  The Beehive cluster is well placed

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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