(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2251 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield

Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11.02.2000 22:00 MET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 820ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: >5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: good <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 16x 26x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2251
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 p
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 7,3  size 10'
Position: RA 06:34.7  DEC +08:22
Situated between NGC 2264 and NGC 2244. Much smaller than this. I hopped from
the first mentioned in southern direction. With 16x it was only a very small
hazy point. With 26x clearer, but still a faint patch beside a brighter star.
Using averted vision it seemed to glitter. I think, a little bit more
magnification and I would have resolved a few faint stars.
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