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 Ashburn (click to change), Beehive Cluster is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:59, when it rises 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:43, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 65° above your south-western horizon.

Name Beehive Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Manger
Praesepe
M 44
NGC 2632
Collinder 189
Melotte 88
Position
Constellation:Cancer
Brightness (V):Mag 3.1
Right Ascension:08h40m
Declination:+19°58'
Distance:153.3 parsec
499.8 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-2.83
Events
30 Jan 2018  –  M44 is well placed
16 Jun 2018, 15:39 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
20 Jun 2018, 03:42 EDT  –  Close approach of Venus and M44
04 Jul 2018, 06:15 EDT  –  Close approach of Mercury and M44
06 Sep 2018, 22:16 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
04 Oct 2018, 05:56 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
31 Oct 2018, 11:34 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
27 Nov 2018, 16:11 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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