Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 2143             Constell: ORI

RA: 06h 03.0m           Decl: +05° 43'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 14'(own)          Type: III 2 p 
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Helsinki, Finland
Date/Time: 8./9.11.1996, 01.00

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 80x               Filter:
Field: 37'              NE Lim.mag: 5.7m
Background sky: 3       Seeing: 2 
Weather: -1 °C, no Moon. Good, but dew on the corrector lens.

Brightness: 3           Alt: 30°
Description: A quite obvious cluster, could be a real open
cluster. Estim. size 14' and Tr-type III 2 p. About 25 stars
mag. 9....13. Elongated W-E. Arrowhead-shaped, pointing towards
ENE. Coordinates OK.

J. Herschel (1833): "L; p rich; very scattered; place of * 10m
in M."