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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2244 (Rosette cluster) - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield



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Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11.02.2000 22:00 MET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 820ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: >5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: good <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 16x 26x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2244 (Rosette cluster)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 3 p
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 4,8  size 24'
Position: RA 06:32.4  DEC +04:52
Description:
Similar to NGC 2264 a very fine cluster. I saw 6 quite bright stars in an
almost rectangular shape surrounded by a few fainter stars. I didn't see the
associated nebula, but perhaps I would have seen it if I had used a filter.
My cluster description: very bright, medium to large size, well resolved,
scattered.
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