the Crab

An extremely ancient yet difficult to spot constellation. Cancer represents the crab that Hera sent to distract the hero Hercules as he was fighting the sea serpent Hydra. The constellation of Cancer contains no bright stars so it is one of the hardest of the zodiac constellations to find. Look for the constellation just to the west of Leo. Within Cancer can be found M44, also known as the Beehive Cluster, or the Praesepe. This is an open cluster of stars, that under a dark sky looks like a small, fuzzy cloud.