DSS image of NGC2281
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2281, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2281
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2281, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  5.4
Size  15'
RA (2000)  6h 48' 17.8"
Dec (2000)  41° 4' 44" N
Constellation  Auriga
Description  Cl, pRi, vlC, st pL

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
12 Jan 2002 Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Big! Bright! sparse and not concentrated, about 25 or so very bright members
Other Data Sources for NGC2281
Nearby objects for NGC2281
1 objects found within 120'
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.