Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2658Other name: OCL 723
RA: 8h 43.5m DEC: -32° 39'
Constellation: PYX
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 9.2
Size: 10'
Number of stars: 80
Brightest star: 12
Classification: I 2 r :b
Description: Cl,pS,lRi,lC,iF,st12-13
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date: 30/31.3.2008 0:20
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 115xFilter: -
Field: 43'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 7.2
Visuality: IIHeight: 23°
Weather: +7°C, windy
Description: A small group of faint stars, the brightest stars are about 11.5 mag. Strong background glow with averted vision.
Updated: 6.1.2009 19:58