(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2359 - Inst: 12.5" Binocular Newtonian


Observer: Dan M Duriscoe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 02/16/01 11:45 PM PST
Location of site: Pinehurst, CA (Lat 36N, Elev 4000')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" Binocular Newtonian
Magnification: 100x
Object(s): NGC 2359
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
NOTE: Correction of last submission erroniously labeled NGC 2365--please delete that submission

Like an upside-down duck swimming in a field of stars, ghostly but easy to see with sharp boundaries, lots of small stars in field, curve in duck's neck obvious.  To the northwest 30' an asterism of 6 or 7 stars.  wonderful area, swarms of stars.  Terrific object!

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