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M44 - The Beehive - Open Cluster in Cancer

M44 (NGC2632) is sometimes called the Beehive Cluster or the Praesepe.  The cluster lies in the constellation of Cancer the Crab.  In addition to the striking foreground grouping of stars, the Milky Way thins in this portion of the sky allowing views of galaxies beyond.  Clicking on the 100% view and scanning around the full resolution image will reward the viewer with many examples.