NGC 2301
DSS image of NGC 2301
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 2301, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 2301
Great Bird Cluster
H VI 27, h 413, GC 1465, Melotte 54, Mel 54, Raab 41, Collinder 119, Cr 119, C 0649+005, Lund 263, OCl 540.0

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  6
Size  15'
Right Ascension  6h 51' 46"  (2000)
Declination  0° 27' 36" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  Cl, Ri, L, iF, st L & S
Classification  I3r
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Mar 14, 2004    Sycamore House, Tucson, AZ (map)
28cm f/10 SCT Nexstar 11

Decent cluster even with the city lights, 50 or so members scattered across 15' arranged in clumps, a large clump with some brighter stars on the west with several dimmer clumps to the east

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Bright galactic cluster, resembling three arms of a cross.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
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NGC 2301