Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2301 (Open Cluster in Monoceros)

Date & Time: Jan 9 2016, from 26:23 to 26:47 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8min exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC2301 / Open Cluster, type d, I 3 r
R.A.06h 51m 48.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+00° 28' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size15.0'
Real Size11 light yrs.
# of Stars80
Distance2470 light yrs.
This image shows you a medium sized open cluster of NGC2301. You can find out about 6.5 degrees southeast of Rosette Nebula in Monoceros. The cluster is floating within the fine Milky Way in winter, you can count about 80 fine stars in 12 arc minutes. The cluster can be enjoyed only with binoculars, has an impression of member stars of even sizes. NGC2301 is in Monoceros in which several dazzling objects like the Rosette Nebula, so the cluster is not taken an attention well.



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