Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2383 & NGC 2384Other name: OCL 616
RA: 7h 24.7m DEC: -20° 57'
Constellation: CMA
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 8.4
Size: 6.0'
Number of stars: 40
Brightest star: 9.8
Classification: I 3 m
Description: Cl,pS,pmC,st12
Notes: Near cluster NGC 2384
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date: 3/4.2.2005 23:10
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 64xFilter: -
Field: 47'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: IIHeight: 40°
Weather: +10°C, windy
Description: These two clusters lie on the very rich field. NGC 2383 is a moderate cluster, there are six stars and strong background glow visible. It's somewhat elongated in W-E direction. NGC 2384 is a poor cluster just 8' to NE from NGC 2383. It contains of two 7 mag and few fainter stars.
Updated: 5.3.2005 22:42