(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2365 - Inst: 12.5" Binocular Telescope

Observer: Dan M Duriscoe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 02/16/01 11:45 PM PST
Location of site: Pinehurst, CA (Lat 36N, Elev 4000')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" Binocular Telescope
Magnification: 100x
Object(s): NGC 2365
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag   size 25'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Like an upside-down duck swimming in a field of stars, ghostly but easy to see
with sharp boundaries, lots of small stars in field, curve in duck's neck 
obvious.  To the northwest 30' an asterism of 6 or 7 stars.  wonderful area, 
swarms of stars.  One of the most 3-D nebulae, mystical. In a fantastic region!
Reminds me of a mini-North America Nebula, without the dark areas.
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