Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2568Other name: OCL 727
RA: 8h 18.3m DEC: -37° 6'
Constellation: PUP
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 10.0p
Description: vF,pL,F* inv
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date: 4/5.2.2005 0:35
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 107xFilter: -
Field: 28'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: IIIHeight: 24°
Weather: +10°C, windy
Description: One of my favorite open clusters in Puppis. NGC 2568 is a very poor but stars form interesting figures. There are six stars in the same line and other stars lie in 5 formation.
Updated: 19.3.2005 22:58