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

Contents

[edit] 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

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

[edit] Links

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