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 will become visible at around 21:33 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 22 minutes after the Sun at 00:43.

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)[1]
3.46 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.36
Right Ascension:08h40m [1]
Declination:+19°40' [1]
Distance:187.0 parsec
609.6 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.26
Events
20 May 2018, 08:06 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
16 Jun 2018, 15:50 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
20 Jun 2018, 06:41 EDT  –  Close approach of Venus and M44
04 Jul 2018, 09:22 EDT  –  Close approach of Mercury and M44
06 Sep 2018, 22:27 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
04 Oct 2018, 06:08 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
31 Oct 2018, 11:46 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
27 Nov 2018, 16:23 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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