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!