Basic object information

Object name: Mel 66
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 7.8
Size: 10.0'
Number of stars: 200
Magnitude of brightest star: 11.4
Object classification: II 2 m
Description: 13''-pB,L,pRi,irR; 27* mags 10... at 100X

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 07h 26m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -47 44' 00"

Constellation: Puppis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 0:00

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 64x


Field: 47'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 14
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

Quite poor cluster. The cluster has two nice curved chains of stars.