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Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster (M44, NGC2632)


Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 0.577 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 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. Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster was discovered in 260BC by Aratos. 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 .

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.

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NamePraesepe, the Beehive Cluster
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id44
NGC Id2632
ConstellationCancer
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension08:40.1
Declination+19:59
Distance (Lt.Yr)0.577
Visual Brightness3.7
Apparent Dimension95.0
Apparent Magnitude4
Year of Discovery260BC
DiscovererAratos