Archive for February, 2010

Cancer’s Second Cluster

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
M67

Last time we took a look at M44, the Beehive Cluster, in Cancer. But M44 isn’t Cancer’s only cluster worth seeing. There is also M67, just a little to the south. At magnitude 6.9, it makes a very nice telescopic target. One difference between M67 and Cancer’s more famous cluster is that M67 is about six times as distant. With Mars still in the area and showing up nicely, this is still a very interesting part of the sky.