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 will become visible at around 20:36 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 64° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 29 minutes after the Sun at 02:57.

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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)[2]
3.46 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.36
Right Ascension:08h40m [1]
Declination:+19°40' [1]
Distance:187.0 parsec
609.6 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.26
Events
13 Apr 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
10 May 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
07 Jun 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
04 Jul 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
28 Aug 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
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

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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