Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 281Other name: IC 11
RA: 0h 53m DEC: +56° 37'
Constellation: CAS
Type: Cluster + nebulosity
Magnitude: 7.4
Size: 4.0'
Brightest star: 9
Classification: E+*
Description: F,vL,dif,S triple * on np edge
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 11/12.10.2004 22:20
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 46xFilter: UHC
Field: 59'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: IIIHeight: 68°
Weather: +0°C, good
Description: Pretty bright and large nebula fills almost entire rich field. There are two clear dark lanes in the nebulosity. Much brighter in the middle. UHC filter helps a lot. Three tiny patches on the west side.
Updated: 22.10.2004 15:06