(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2232 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/14/2001  19.55 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <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
Object(s): NGC 2232
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 3.9  size 30'.0
Position: RA 06:27  DEC 004:45
Large cluster which includes the fairly bright star 10 Monocerotis.
There are two gatherings of stars in this area and one or both may constitute
the true cluster. There is a rather starless void in between these two groups
and somewhat towards the southwest. Interesting field.
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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