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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2354 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/02/06 02h57 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
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 2354
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 6.5  size 20'
Position: RA 07:14  DEC -25:42
Description:
At ~1½° of Wezen and in same field of NGC 2362. Open cluster very low in brightness and visible only with averted vision. The stars inside NGC 2354 are too weak to be observed individually. Nevertheless, I notice that NGC 2354 shows 2 star concentrations, most important in the western part and th smaller is in east.
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