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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2129 - 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 05h53 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 2129
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 6.7  size 7'
Position: RA 06:01  DEC 23:19
Description:
In Gemini, at ~¾° NW of 1 Gem. This is an open cluster of very reduced size, with the result that all that I can observe is a double star at the spot of NGC 2129. In spite of an attentive observation during a few minutes, no nebulosity appears at my binoculars and all that remains visible is the double star, of which I am unaware of the identity. A second double star is visible at a few minutes NNW of NGC 2129, and whose principal star names TYC 1864-564-1.
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