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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2264 "Christmas Tree Cluster" - Inst: 15" Obsession f/4.5



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Observer: Brad DeMille
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/27/98  9:15 MST
Location of site: Ivins, Utah (Lat 37.4, Elev 3200)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7.5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15" Obsession f/4.5
Magnification: 90
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 2264 "Christmas Tree Cluster"
Category: Open cluster
Class: With nebulosity
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 3.9  size 
Position: RA 6:41  DEC +9:52
Description:
This was a fun cluster to look at.  It does resemble a Christmas Tree
with a bright star.  It is quite bright and some nebulosity is
visible.  May need to use your imagination a little to see the
Christmas Tree shape.
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