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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2516 - 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): NGC 2516
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 r
Constellation: Car
Data: mag 3.8  size 30'
Position: RA 07:58  DEC -60:51
Description:
NGC 2516 is below the False Cross.  It is easily resolved
in the binoculars, I could see 10 stars and a background of
unresolved members.  It is somewhat triangular in shape,
brighter in the middle and compact.  Beautiful line of
bright stars are to the north and west of this cluster.
It is easily naked eye.