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Monday, June 21, 2010


CancerCANCER the Crab is a dim yet famous constellation; all of the stars are no greater than magnitude 4, yet it is a Zodiac constellation. The Beehive Cluster is a spectacular site; it was formerly known as Praesepe, M44, and NGC 2362. There are 5 surrounding constellations: Canis Minor, Gemini, Hydra, Leo, and Lynx. Now you know more about Cancer!

[Image reference: the Illustrated Atlas of the Universe (pg. 264)]

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula