M44 (NGC 2632) - Beehive Cluster
Messier M44 (NGC 2632), also known as the Beehive Cluster, is a open cluster located in the constellation Cancer, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.
Messier M44 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 4.0*, and can be viewed with naked eye. It is 95' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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