(IAAC) Obj: NGC2266 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02232001-23:09EST
Location of site: Clark Creek, NC (Lat 35:35, Elev 0)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117X, 203X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC2266
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2 m
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 9.5v  size 6'
Position: RA 06:43.2  DEC +26:58
An 8.9v star starts the north end of a shallow arc of 5 stars. To the west from the arc is an almost round patch. The twinkeling patch is composed of an estimated 30 11 to 15 mag stars. The 15 mag stars are barely detectable in the background glow of unresolved stars. to the North and west there is an oblong area devoid of stars. 
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