Object: Open cluster NGC 2301 Constell: MON RA: 06h 51.8m Decl: +00° 29' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 6.0m Size: 12' Type: I 3 r Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland Date/Time: 24./25.12.1994, 03.10 (Christmas Eve!) Telescope: R 150/2063 Magn: 83x Filter: Field: 46' NE Lim.mag: 5.5m Background sky: 3 Seeing: 1-2 Weather: Good. Warm. -1 °C. Brightness: 2 Alt: Description: A beautiful cluster. The most striking detail is a chain of bright stars running from the center towrds S. Centered on a nice double stars, components blue/yellow. About 20 stars. Some of the fainter stars were not drawn as many other observers wanted to see and draw the cluster too. Those were the days... 24./25.12 and 5 eager DS-fanatics observing at 3 o'clock am!