DSS image of IC2156
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC2156, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of IC2156
Overlaid DSS image of IC2156, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Non-Existant
RA (2000)  6h 4' 52.4"
Dec (2000)  24° 9' 30" N
Constellation  Gemini
Description  Probably not a cluster

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
30 Dec 2015 Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" Gypsy @ 233x

An even more dubious cluster than neighboring IC2157, a few stars, otherwise nothing remarkable at the coordinates (while IC2157 is probably a cluster, the status of IC2156 seems a little less clear, possibly an asterism)
Other Data Sources for IC2156
Nearby objects for IC2156
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.