DSS image of NGC2169
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2169, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2169
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2169, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right
37 Cluster

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  5.9
Size  7'
RA (2000)  6h 8' 24.4"
Dec (2000)  13° 57' 54" N
Constellation  Orion
Description  Cl, S, lRi, pmC, ** (ADS 4728)

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
3 Dec 2004 Sentinel, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Bright cluster, like the outline of a triangle, coarse, not rich, a dozen or more stars in a rich winter Milky Way star field beside Orion

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

Triangular cluster, containing Σ848: 7.5, 8.5: 2"".4: lucid w., 1° s of Nu. 'These gatherings, occurring indifferently upon the Via Lactea and off it, awaken still more our admiration of the stupendous richness of the Universe, in every department of which there appear such a profusion of creation, if we may express ourselves of the works of the Almighty, in which our upmost ken has yet never detected any redundancy much less anything made in vain' (Sm.).
Other Data Sources for NGC2169
Nearby objects for NGC2169
5 objects found within 120'
NGC2169 Sh2-261 NGC2194
PK197-2.1 PK196-1.1
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.