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NGC 2141

NGC 2141, C 0600+104, Cl Collinder 79, Ocl 487

RA: 06h 03m 6s
Dec: +10° 26′ 0″

Con: Orion
Ch: MSA:204, U2:181, SA:11

Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: open cluster, 12r

Mag: B=10.43, V=9.4

Size: 10′
PA: ?

Remarks

This 11th magnitude open cluster lies in Orion, and its 100 members lie within a 10' area. Because the individual stars are quite faint, the cluster must be carefully picked out from the background Milky Way.

Published comments

Trumpler, R.J. (1928)

(Lick Obs Bul, Vol 14, No. 420) gives the diameter as 8' and the class as 4 2 r. He notes: "Described in the NGC as a nebula. Photograph with Crossley Reflector (30m, H D Curtis) shows a well resolved thin but rich cluster of exclusively faint stars (15-18 mag)."

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by Jim Lucyk: Deep Sky #5 Wi83 p13.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.0 mag open cluster.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: " Pretty bright, pretty small, very rich, very compressed, 46 stars counted at 135X. Averted vision shows a mottled backround of stars in a very rich Milky Way field."

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Magda Streicher

(no date)

Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT (95x, 218x)

Very faint small condensation with faint stars towards the middle with just a few brighter stars extended slightly further north, which made the size around 10'.

Tom Bryant

2008-02-02 21:00:00

Observing site: Little Tycho Observatory

Telescope: C-8

[6h 3m 6s, 10 26m 0s] Too faint for tonight's moisture laden skies.

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