Object: Open cluster CR 97 Constell: MON RA: 06h 31.3m Decl: +5° 55' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 5.4m Size: 21' Type: IV 2 p Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Helsinki, Torni Date/Time: 8./9.11.1996, 10.30 Telescope: C 20/2000 Magn: 80x Filter: Field: 37' NE Lim.mag: 5.8m Background sky: 3 Seeing: 2 Weather: -1 °C, no Moon. Good, but dew on the corrector lens. Brightness: 2 Alt: 30° Description: A bright and large cluster, diameter about 20'. Strongly elongated W-E. The most obvious feature is a chain of bright (mag. 7-9) stars running W-E. About 30 stars within 20'. Trumpler class 'IV 2 p' is OK. Fades slowly to the background.