Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 2039 Constell: ORI RA: 05h 44.0m Decl: +08° 44' Epoch: 2000 Mag: Size: 17' (own) Type: IV 3 p (own) Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Helsinki, Finland Date/Time: 8./9.11.1996, 00.36 Telescope: C 200/2000 Magn: 80x Filter: Field: 37' NE Lim.mag: 5.8m Background sky: 3 Seeing: 2 Weather: -1 °C, no Moon. Dew on the corrector lens. Brightness: 3 Alt: 30° Description: Bright but very scattered. Surrounds 3 mag. 8 stars. About 25-30 stars within 15'-20'. Obvious. Note the straight chain of 4-5 stars between the northernmost bright stars. This structure is mentioned by B.A. Archinal in his book The "Non-Existent" star cluster of the RNGC. J.H.'s second position (J2000: 05h 44.1m +08° 47) is close to the brightest stars while the first position (given) in in the southern parts but still within the cluster.