|From 2MASS Atlas Image Gallery: The Messier Catalog- image in the Public Domain|
The Beehive Cluster ( M44)
also called Praesepe which in Latin tranlates as "crib" or "manger",
is found in the constellation of Cancer.
It is a "Galactic" or open cluster of at least 200 bright stars
and is 400 million years old; much older than the Pleiades.
It is also about 600 light years away from planet Earth.
Find out more at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap980803.html