Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2659Other name: OCL 752
RA: 8h 42.6m DEC: -45° 0'
Constellation: VEL
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 8.6
Size: 14'
Number of stars: 80
Brightest star: 9.7
Classification: III 3 m
Description: Cl,L,Ri,pmE,st11..14
Notes: In Vel OB1
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: La Plata, Gran Canary, Spain
Date: 1/2.2.2005 0:18
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 107xFilter: -
Field: 28'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: IIHeight: 16°
Weather: +10°C, windy
Description: This cluster consists mainly of irregular glow and a few 10-12 mag stars. The glow is visible with averted vision, it's even brightness and unresolved.
Updated: 3.3.2005 16:29