DSS image of NGC2301
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2301, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2301
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2301, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  6
Size  12'
RA (2000)  6h 51' 45.4"
Dec (2000)  0° 27' 33" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  Cl, Ri, L, iF, st L & S

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
14 Mar 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
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Bright galactic cluster, resembling three arms of a cross.
Other Data Sources for NGC2301
Nearby objects for NGC2301
7 objects found within 120'
Dolidze 24 Dolidze 25 Cr115
NGC2282 Bochum2
BD +0 1660
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.