Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster (M44, NGC2632) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5770 light years away in the constellation of Cancer.
It is referred to as M(44) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2632) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Open Cluster's location is 08:40.1 (R.A.) and +19:59 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 3.7 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 4 with an apparent dimension of 95.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster (M44,NGC2632) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 260BC by Aratos. It's location is RA(08:40.1), Dec(+19:59) and its distance is calculated 0.577 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 3.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 95.0.
|Name||Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster (M44, NGC2632)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||260BC|