Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 272 Constell: AND RA: 00h 51.4m Decl: +35° 50' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 9m (own) Size: 4' (own) Type: III 2 p (own) Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland Date/Time: 25./26.9.1993, 00.30 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 133x Filter: Field: 22' NE Lim.mag: 5.2m Background sky: 3-4 Seeing: 2-3 Weather: 3/4 Moon low W. Cold. Maybe some aurora glow. Brightness: 4 Alt: 60° Description: A small (4') asterism. 10 stars, the brightest one on the W edge. L-shaped. The brightest star has a faint companion 30'' NNW. The second asterism mentioned by Ling in "The Nonex Cl's of RNGC" was also easily seen: a ring of 20 stars to the NW of NGC 272. Orig. descr. J. Schmidt: "Cl, L, lC" = NGC descr. Place good.