Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

M44 Beehive Cluster

The Beehive Cluster (also known as Praesepe) is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It looks like a nebulous object to the naked eye under dark skies, and thus has been known since ancient times.

 

M44 Beehive Cluster
Image taken during the 2006 conjunction of Praesepe and Saturn.
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