(IAAC) Obj: Cr 121 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/02/06 02h31 UT
Location of site: St-Joseph-de-Coleraine (Qc) Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): Cr 121
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 2.6  size 50'
Position: RA 06:54  DEC -24:38
At ~4½° N of Adhara (Epsilon CMa). Beautiful open cluster which does not present nebulosity in the background, as observed with M41. It is a unspecified star regrouping. I separate 13 stars individually: 1 very brilliant, of color orange, 2 brilliant stars, 4 of average brightness and 3-4 of low brightness. The brilliant orange star is, in fact, omicron1 CMa. Cr 121 does not show particular concentration.
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