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M67, Open Cluster in Cancer

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M67 (NGC 2682) Open Cluster 08h 53m 44s +11° 48′ 00″ Cancer +6.9 25.0 arcmin Overview Sometimes known as the King Cobra or Golden Eye Cluster, M67 was discovered by Kohler in sometime between 1772 and 1779. Messier recorded it for himself in April 1780. Messier was […]

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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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