NGC2141 Open Cluster, 



NGC2141 Open Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 80mm EON Orion

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Software: Noel's Tools  ·  5.00 Images Plus

Dates:Jan. 28, 2011

Frames: 16x60"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.37%

Basic astrometry details job: 615040

Resolution: 800x599

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States


NGC2141 is an open star cluster in the constellation of Orion. NGC2141 has 20-25 faint stars mag 13-15 at 220x over extensive haze. Located within an incomplete circle of several brighter mag 11-12 stars about 8' diameter. Mag is 9.4. Brightest star is 15.0. Distance is 4,000 light years away. Discovered (January, 1883) by Edward Barnard.
Observation notes : At 98X this is a small unresolved cluster resembling a nebula in appearance. At 203X a few stars were resolved in NGC 2141 with a background glow of unresolved fainter stars. The brightest stars in this cluster are about mag. 12 to 13



NGC2141 Open Cluster,