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(IAAC) Obj: IC 2391 (omicron Vel) - Inst: naked eye, 10x50 handheld 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: naked eye, 10x50 handheld binoculars
Magnification: 1x, 10x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): IC 2391 (omicron Vel)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2 p
Constellation: Vel
Data: mag 2.5  size 50'
Position: RA 08:40  DEC -53:00
Description:
IC 2391 is on the west side of the False Cross.  Naked
eye visible as a dim patch with two stars involved.  With
the 10X50 binoculars there are 8 stars of mags 6..9 in
a loose grouping that reminds me of M 38 somewhat.