Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: IC 2602Other name: Cr 229
RA: 10h 42.9m DEC: -64° 24'
Constellation: CAR
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 1.9
Size: 100'
Number of stars: 60
Brightest star: 2.8
Classification: II 3 m
Description: Cl,incl Theta Car
Notes: Theta Car,At edge of Sco-Cen association,30* mag 5...
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Nangerwalla, Mullewa, Australia
Date: 17/18.12.2009 2:15
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 38xFilter: -
Field: 106'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.8
Visuality: IHeight: 44°
Weather: +20°C
Description: Southern Pleiades. Four and half degrees south from Eta Carinae lie Southern Pleiades about 479 light years away. They are not as bright as the northern cousins, but essentially very similar. The brightest star is third mag Theta Carinae when the rest sixty other stars have magnitudes five and upwards. Stars are mainly blue in colour. It's possible to see some faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars in good conditions.
Updated: 1.9.2010 22:00