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Lesson Tag: Cancer

Open Cluster in Cancer (M67)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M67 Open Cluster 08h 52m 25s +11° 43′ 22″ Cancer +6.9 25.0 arcmin Our second Cancer constellation challenge is also an open cluster, but M67 is harder to see because it is both smaller and fainter than the Beehive Cluster. Overview M67 is an unusual cluster because …

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Beehive Cluster (M44)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M44 Open Cluster 08h 41m 34s +19° 35′ 37″ Cancer +3.1 70.0 arcmin Cancer constellation is riding high in evening skies right now, making it the perfect focus for our three challenges this month. In this first challenge, we are looking for one of the brightest objects …

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