14 Mar 2010 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 22x
Large! Bright! An impressive open cluster, quite rich with swarms of stars in a region over a degree across, a very nice object in the 6"RFT
14 Apr 2007 Pu'u Kuainiho (map)
76mm f/6 APO
Large! bright, a rich coarse open cluster 3° northeast of ηCar, about 100 bright stars (6-10 mg.) with no notable dimmer population, about 1° across east-west and ½° north south, visible to the unaided eye and a great binocular object
5 Apr 2007 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 35x
Bright! Large! visible with the unaided eye, very rich with uncountable stars, notably homogeneous in brightness, elongated east-west, about 1° east-west, and ½° north-south, located about 5° northeast of ηCar
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.