(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2264 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 2/10/1999  21.40 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2264
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 3.9  size 60'
Position: RA 06:41  DEC +09:53
Another large and bright cluster in Monoceros.
As its name suggests this cluster indeed looks like a Christmass Tree with the
bright star 15 Mon. near its northern end, where most of the stars seem
to concentrate. 
After not seeing the Rosette Nebula in my previous log, I did not expect
to see the Cone Nebula, which is even fainter.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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