NGC 2632

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NGC 2632[1][2], also known as M 45, Beehive cluster or Praesepe, is an open cluster located in the constellation Cancer.

NGC 2632
Observation data: 2000.0 epoch
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 08h40.1m
Declination +19o59'
Type Open cluster
Apparent dimensions 95.0
Apparent magnitude 3.1
Other designations Beehive cluster, M 45, Praesepe



Scientific research


  1. Hirshfeld, Alan, and Roger W. Sinnott, eds., Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Vol.2, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Sky Publishing Corp. and Cambridge University Press, 1985. (3098,238)
  2. NGC 2000.0, The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J.L.E. Dreyer Sinnott, R.W. (edited by) <Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press (1988)>