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name: beehive cluster
name (alternate): m44
typ (catalog): open cluster (messier)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 8 h 40.4 m 0 s dec: 19 ° 59 ' 0 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 8.66667 dec: 19.98333 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
177.00 parsec convert this
brightness (visible):
3.70 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
cancer (cnc) symbolism: the crab
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes