The Beehive Cluster (M44)

Image of the Beehive Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 108 arcminutes across.
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From Seattle , the Beehive Cluster will become visible around 22:22 (PDT), 27° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:15.

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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 Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

Events
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
31 Jan 2028  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2029  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2030  –  M44 is well placed

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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