(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2266 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/28/2000  21.10 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC 2266
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 9.5  size 7'.0
Position: RA 06:43  DEC +26:58
Not seen at 49X and very faintly seen at 98X as a small misty patch of light
with no individual stars resolved. At 203X this cluster is resolved into about
20 stars over a diffuse background glow of unresolved fainter stars.

At 244X more stars from the background are resolved.

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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