Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2112 (Open Cluster in Orion)

Date & Time: Jan 7 2006, from 23:08 to 23:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC2112 / Open Cluster, type II 2 m n
R.A.05h 53m 54.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+00° 24' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size11.0'
Real SizeN/A
# of Stars50
NGC2112 is a medium sized open cluster about 4 degrees northeast of Altanik, the east star of Orion's belt. The cluster is being on top of the Barnard's loop covering the eastern region of Orion. The cluster has several tens of fine stars in about 11 arc minutes in diameter, and visual brightness of 9th magnitude. Although NGC2112 is one of minor celestial objects in dazzling constellation of Orion, you can appreciate the cluster like a nebula only with binoculars.



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