4 Apr 2007 Waimea, HI (map)
76mm f/6 APO
A compact and rich open cluster above θ CMa, distinct and partially resolved, about 5' across, half a dozen brighter members define the cluster within a triangular area filled with a faint haze, part of a large cluster and nebula complex including IC2177, Gum 1, NGC2335, Cr 465, Cr 466 and more, splendid low power field
17 Mar 2004 Sycamore House, Tucson, AZ (map)
28cm f/10 SCT Nexstar 11
Small, about a dozen stars in a 10' patch framed by a triangle of 8th and 9th magnitude stars, no sign of nebulosity (IC2177) here in the city
13 objects found within 120'
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.