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 Fairfield , Beehive Cluster is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:42, when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:27, 68° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 50° above your western horizon.

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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
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
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

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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