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Messier M44 - Beehive Cluster

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

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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