Month Best Visible
Northern and Southern
Cancer contains an open cluster called the 'Beehive Cluster' or 'The Gate of Men', which contains the star ε Cancri.
In Greek Mythology, Cancer 'the crab' was sent by the Goddess of Hera playing a minor role in the 'Twelve Labors of Hercules.' It is said that Cancer pinched Hercules' toe but was crushed by Hercules' foot. Hera gave Cancer a place in the sky for his efforts but none of its stars were bright due to Cancer being killed.