M44

Beehive Cluster

Designation:
M44
Object Type:
Open Cluster
Right Ascention:
8h 40m
Declination:
+19° 59'
Magnitude:
3.7
Distance:
577 light years
Constellation:
Cancer

Image Source: Scott MacNeill, Frosty Drew Observatory

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Celebration of Space - January 8, 2021

Now that the Moon is waning well into the early morning sky and quickly approaching the new phase on January 13, 2021, super dark sky conditions are returning to our region. Especially over more of the rural areas that are less affected by ligh ... more