Messier : Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44)

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-18
Astronomical night: 18:49 - 05:53 (GMT -5)
Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk10°73° (East)
SetDawn24°276° (West)
Maximum elevation

00:55

71°

180° (South)

Elevation

Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44) Celestial motion
Information about Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44)

General information

Open Cluster NGC2632 has the magnitude of 3 and is placed in Cancer constellation. The cluster's apparent sizes are 1.6 angular degrees.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

Tonight, 2021-01-18, cluster NGC2632 will be visible all night. At 18:49 the object will be placed at east, 10° above your horizon, and will be observable until around 05:53 when fade from view as dawn breaks west. Maximum elevation, 71° above horizon, will be reached at 00:55, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44) on the sky map

Praesepe Cluster (Messier M44) on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Praesepe Cluster, Praesepe, Beehive, MANGER

Constellation

Cancer

Magnitude

3

Apparent size1.6°
Right ascension8h 40m 24s
Declination19° 40′ 0″

Catalogues

Messier

M44

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC2632

International Catalogue (IC)