Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2243
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 9.4
Size: 8.3'
Number of stars: 100
Magnitude of brightest star: 11.8
Object classification: I 2 r
Description: pB,cL,R,vglbM

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 06h 29m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -31 17' 00"

Constellation: Canis Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: La Cogolla, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 31/1.2.2005 22:32

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 30
Visuality: III
Weather: +10C, windy

Compact cluster which contains of several faint members. The cluster appears as a granular glow.