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Open star cluster M44
Open star cluster M44 or Beehive star cluster is in the constellation Cancer (Cnc).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 4,0m - this object can be seen with the naked eye on a black sky, in the absence of illumination from street lighting.
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M44, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about 10x-20x. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
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