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 , Beehive Cluster is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:35, when it rises 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:18, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:13, 48° 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)[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 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.26
Events
27 Nov 2018, 16:23 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
25 Dec 2018, 00:19 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
21 Jan 2019, 10:59 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
17 Feb 2019, 22:32 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
17 Mar 2019, 09:31 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
13 Apr 2019, 16:47 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44
10 May 2019, 22:15 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and M44

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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