M44 (NGC 2632)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Open Cluster Cancer 8h40.1 +19°59' 95' 5.8 2.5 Kly

Messier 44 (also known as M 44, Beehive, Praesepe or NGC 2632) is an open cluster in the Cancer constellation.
This large apparent angle cluster (about 3 times the full moon) is visible with naked eye and is known since ancient times.
Following image is shot with Canon 200mm, field of view is approx. 3° x 2° (open in new tab for full scale):

Cluster center (fov = 37' x 25'):

M 44, NGC 2632, Beehive open cluster


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