Basic object information
Name: M 44
Popular name: Beehive
Type of object: Open cluster
Magnitude: 3.1
Size: 95.0'
Number of stars: 50
Magnitude of brightest star: 6.3
Object classification: II 2 m
Description: !!Praesepe
Notes: Beehive;200 memb to 14 mag

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 08h 40m 00.0s
Declination: +19 40' 00"

Constellation: Cancer

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 20/21.3.2003 21.10

Telescope: TAL-1 Newton 110/805mm

Magn: 32x


Field: 93'

NE Lim.mag: 5,5

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 47
Visuality: I
Weather: -7C, northern lights

Laaja-alainen avonainen, jossa runsaasti 6-7mag tähtiä.