(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3114 - Inst: 16x80 tripod binoculars

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: February 1998
Location of site: SS Dawn Princess, Caribbean Sea (Lat 15oN, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Exurban(!)
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16x80 tripod binoculars
Magnification: 16x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 3114
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 3 r
Constellation: Car
Data: mag 4.2  size 35'
Position: RA 10:03  DEC -60:06
NGC 3114 is very nice in the big binoculars, I counted 28
stars resolved.  Several nice bright stars are lined up in
curving chains that look to me like the fingers of a hand
or remind me of a spiral galaxy.  There is a faint haze of
unresolved background stars.