Object: Open cluster NGC 1342                   Constell: PER

RA: 03h 31.6m           Decl: +37° 20'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 6.7m               Size: 14'               Type: III 3 p

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 5./6.10.1992, 23.15

Telescope: R 150/2063
Magn: 52x               Filter:
Field: 60'              NE Lim.mag: 5.2m
Background sky: 4       Seeing: 2-3
Weather:                           

Brightness: 2           Alt:    
Description: A poor cluster of bright stars. Includes several
mag. 8-9 stars making it an easy target in the 60-mm
finderscope. 

I saw a mammoth in the shape of the cluster as soon as it came
into view. The curving arc of stars on the SW side is it's ivory
teeth, the southern bright star it's eye and the N-W stars form  
the massive neck.