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NGC 2183

NGC 2183, Ced 69, DG 94, LBN 213.83-11.89, LBN 996, Magakian 181, LkHa 338, GC 5359

RA: 06h 10m 47s
Dec: −06° 12′ 51″

Con: Monoceros
Ch: MSA:276, U2:272, SA:11

Ref: [2003A&A...399..141M]

(reference key)

Type: reflection nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 2′ x 2′
PA: ?

Historical observations

Burnham, S.W. (1894)

Publ.Lick.Obs. Volume 2."Observations of Nebulae with the 36-inch Refractor of the Lick Observatory", p 168.

[Noticed while observing 2182]

.. discovered by d'Arrest, is very small, and has a minute but relatively bright central condensation, which may be a faint star.

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 21 (1920)

pF, S, ? gaseous, 'fan-shaped' nebula with star in 'handle.' There is a small dark space s.p.

Cederblad, S. (1946) [VII/231]

Ced 69 (NGC 2183)

Position (1900): RA 6 5.9, Dec - 6 11

Star: Anon (Mp=14.0, V=13.5:, SpT=B6)

Spectrum of nebula: continuous spectrum (observed)

Classification: Neb associated with mainly one star (which may be multiple) - star surrounded by a neb envelope without conspicuous structure (eg. lambda Scorpii)

Size: 1'x1'

Notes: "NGC 2183 = GC 5359. Disc. d'Arrest. (114, 153, 296, 366, 486, 578, 631)."

Lynds, B.T. (1962)

Lynds, B.T. (1962) Catalogue of dark nebulae. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser. 7, 1-52. [also: computer datafile: VII/7A]

Dorschner & Gürtler (1963)

Untersuchungen uber Reflexionsnebel.

DG 94

= NGC 2183, Ced 69

Pos (1950.0) 06:08.3, −6:11

Size: 2x2 (blue), 2x1 (red).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a diffuse nebula.

Magakian T. Yu. (2003)

= DG 94, [RK68] 53, N2183, Ced 69, Other designations: LkHa338

Class: CN (cometary nebula)

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Vehrenberg's Atlas of Galactic Neb-1 p88.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "in the same field [with NGC 2185] near Beta Mon. Even at a very dark site on a night I rated 7/10 for seeing and transparency there is not much here. At 100X in the 13" there are several fuzzy stars in a field that is noticably void of stars compared to the nearby Milky Way. 2185 has star in the center of pretty faint and round nebula, 2183 is dimmer and has no star. The UHC filter does not help."

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