(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2420 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 2/10/1999  20.50 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2420
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 8.3  size 10'.0
Position: RA 07:38  DEC +21:34
Small and faint cluster about 2 degrees from the Eskimo Nebula NGC 2392.
This cluster is comprised of faint stars from about mag. 11 down. When viewed
at 203X, NGC 2420's stars seem to form two arches giving the cluster the 
appearance of the Greek letter omega.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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