Object: Open clusters NGC 2251 and BASEL 8      Constell: MON

RA: 06h 34.7m (NGC-51)  Decl: +08° 22'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 7.3m/              Size: 10'/30'           Type: III 2 m
                                                      IV 3 m
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Helsinki, Finland
Date/Time: 8./9.11.1996, 01.03

Telescope: C 200/2000
Magn: 80x               Filter:
Field: 37'              NE Lim.mag: 5.7m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: -1 °C, no Moon.           

Brightness: both 2      Alt: 30°
Description: 
NGC 2251: About 25 stars of magnitude 10... within 11'. Strongly
elongated NW-SE. An edge-on disk??? No especially bright stars.
High star density.

Basel 8: Scattered and much larger than the ngc-cluster. There
is a group of bright stars in the S edge including a mag. 10
pair and a short row of three mag. 9 stars. Total about 25
stars.