Collinder 197
DSS image of Collinder 197
Overlaid DSS image of Collinder 197, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Collinder 197
Cr 197, Lund 479, C 0842-411, OCl 742, ESO 313-13

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  6.7
Size  17'
Right Ascension  8h 44'  (2000)
Declination  41° 13' S
Constellation  Vela
Classification  IV 2 p n
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 31, 2011    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

A distinct cluster within a gap in the otherwise thick starfield, a well defined region of faint stars itermingled with the faint nebula Gum15, roughly triangular in shape, partially resolved with brighter stars at the corners
Other Data Sources for Collinder 197
Nearby objects for Collinder 197

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Collinder 197