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Messier Catalog M44

M44 (NGC 2632) - Beehive Cluster

Messier M44 (NGC 2632), also known as the Beehive Cluster, is a open cluster located in the constellation Cancer, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M44 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 4.0*, and can be viewed with naked eye. It is 95' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Beehive Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2632
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 4.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye
      1. Size:
      2. 95'
      1. RA:
      2. 8h 40.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. 19 59'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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