Intro and Visual description
A faint constellation between Gemini and Leo.
Cancer is included in the ancient star catalogs of Eudoxos of Knidos, Aratos of Soli, and Ptolemy.
Sent by Juno to kill Hercules, who squashed it with his foot.
Asses and the Manger
M44, Praesepe or Beehive (Galactic cluster), mag. 3.9.
M67 (Galactic cluster), mag. 6.1.
Look with binoculars for the Beehive star cluster, faintly visible to the naked eye.