The Beehive Cluster (M44)

The Beehive Cluster (M44), in Cancer was the first star cluster that I observed, and it left with me the impression of tiny diamonds on a black felt cloth. Interestingly, M44 is actually brighter than any of Cancer’s stars, but is difficult to see unaided in less than perfectly dark skies. The cluster is located in the center of the constellation, so locate it by looking half way between Pollux and Regulus.

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