(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2244 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 2/10/1999  21.10 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 2244
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 4.8  size 24'.0
Position: RA 06:32  DEC +04:52
Large and bright cluster in Monoceros including the star 12 Mon. 
There are six bright stars forming two rectangles and numerous fainter stars
involved. This cluster lies in the middle of the Rosette Nebula, but I could
see no trace of it in my 8".
Nice object to view at low powers.
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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