(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2169 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/10/2000  21.45 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC 2169
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 5.9  size 7'.0
Position: RA 06:08  DEC +13:57
Very attractive field at 49X.Many bright stars form this pretty compact cluster.
NGC 2169 seems to be made up of two groups of stars, one forming a string of
3 bright and a couple of fainter and the other formed like the letter'W'.
The brightest star is a close (2".5) double star split at 203X and suspected
at 98X, both white.
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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