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.