(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2301 - Inst: 25x100mm Skymaster Binocular (tripod mounted)

Observation Poster: Michael W. Gilmer <michaelwgilmer@hotmail.com>
Observer: Michael W. Gilmer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12-03-05/ 11:00pm CST
Location of site: Houma, LA, USA, 29.36N, -90.45W (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 7 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 3 <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 25x100mm Skymaster Binocular (tripod mounted)
Magnification: 25x
Object(s): NGC 2301
Category: Open cluster.
Class: loose cluster
Constellation: Monoceros
Data: mag 6.0  size 12' arc minutes
Position: RA :  DEC :
This cluster looks like a "W" or "3", depending on orientation. A single string
of tiny, faint stars that undulated against the background field. Using averted
vision, 11 members of the group were visible in my mounted binoculars.
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