M44 (NGC 2632) - Beehive Cluster
Messier 44 (NGC 2632), also known as the Beehive Cluster, is an open cluster located in the constellation Cancer, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M44 is 610 light years away from Earth.
M44 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 3.7, and can be viewed with naked eye. M44 is 95' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.