(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2477 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newt, 11x80 finder

[This one's a bit off season... Sorry to have lost sight of
 this when first posted, but keep in mind for Winter! -Lew]
Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Winter
Location of site: Arizona USA
Site classification: Rural
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Newt, 11x80 finder
Magnification: 100x, 11x
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): NGC 2477
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 r/I 2 r
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 5.8 9.81m*; size 27'
Position: 0752 -3832
Well, 2477 is another of my Winter favorites, a Puppis version
of 7789 in Cassiopeia.  Lots of stars in a rich Milky Way
field.  Here is an observation with the 13 inch.  Should
be up nicely by 1:00 AM or so in Winter, for those of us
planning an observing trip around Christmas.
NGC 2477  Bright, large, very, very rich, very compressed. 180
total members estimated by counting 45 stars in the northeast
quadrant at 100X.  There are many lovely dark lanes that wind
there way through several star chains and an ever-present glowing
background of more stars.  There are two round dark markings in
the cluster on the south side and nice, wide double star on the 
north edge.  I can resolve 20 stars in the 11X80 finder.
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