Cancer, the Crab, sprawls across the picture. The most promient part of the
constellation is the distorted box near center that makes the asterism
"the Manger," which encloses the obvious
Beehive cluster. Also known as the Praesepe, or Manger, the cluster
is guarded by the two Asses, Asellus Borealis to the left,
Asellus Australis down and to the right.
Immediately below the Beehive is bright Jupiter, which was moving
through the constellation when the picture was taken. Al Tarf is at right
center, above the ring of stars made by the head of
Hydra, the Water Serpent,
which is at lower right. Acubens is between Hydra's head
and the Beehive, while Kappa is just below Acubens.
The mulitple star Zeta Cne is the brighter of the pair toward upper right.
At lower left is Epsilon Leonis, which lies
at the west end of the Sickle of Leo.