Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Messier 44.jpg

mariosi
Sign in to follow this  

The Beehive Cluster 
(also known as Praesepe (Latin for "manger"), M44, NGC 2632, or Cr 189), is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to Earth, containing a larger population of stars than other nearby bright open clusters. Under dark skies, the Beehive Cluster looks like a small nebulous object to the naked eye; as known since ancient times. Classical astronomer Ptolemy described it as "nebulous mass in the breast of Cancer", and it was among the first objects that Galileo studied with his telescope. (Wikipedia)

Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 08h 40.4m
Declination 19° 59′
Distance 577 ly (177 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)3.7
Apparent dimensions (V)95′

DAY: Friday   DATE: 11/3/16   TIME: 21:20
SCOPE: Dob Sky- Watcher 10px  F.L.1200/f4.7
EYEPIECE: 30mm  Plossl T/S 2 inches F.O.V.68°
LOCATION: Mammari

Sign in to follow this  

From the album:

Gallery

  • 52 images
  • 6 comments
  • 9 image comments

Photo Information for Messier 44.jpg


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.