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Messier 44

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open cluster
Messier 44 (catalog)
Praesepe, Beehive ClusterNGC 2632Cr 189Mel 88OCL 507Raab 75Lund 468


Position (epoch J2000)[1]
Constellation Cancer
Position Ra 08:40:22.2
Dec +19:40:19
DSS images

10' · 20' · 30' · 45' ·

Appearance[1]
Messier 44 by André Hartmann.jpg
Photo by André Hartmann, ED APO-70/420, FOV:182'x121', 2 March 2014, Wuhlheide, Berlin, DE
Apparent mag. 3.1


Size 95'


Class II 3 m
Stars
Dreyer's description Præsepe Cancri


Other
Multiple stars STF 1254 (4x)
Notes
List:Open clusters in Cancer
Map: RA 8.625, DEC 18.75Edit this infobox

Messier 44 (Praesepe, Beehive Cluster) is an open cluster in Cancer.

How to find it[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Naked eye[edit]

Telescopes up to 70mm, binoculars up to 50 mm, and finders[edit]

Telescopes 71mm - 100mm (2.8" - 3.9"), binoculars 51mm - 70mm[edit]

Telescopes 101mm - 141mm (4" - 5.5"), binoculars 71mm - 100mm[edit]

Telescopes 141mm - 177mm (5.6" - 6.9")[edit]

Telescopes 178mm - 234mm (7" - 9.2")[edit]

Telescopes 235mm - 305mm (9.25" - 12")[edit]

Telescopes above 12"[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historic NGC and IC by Wolfgang Steinicke (version Nov. 20, 2006.)

Links[edit]

W.pngikipedia has an article on Messier 44