Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2659
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 8.6
Size: 15.0'
Number of stars: 80
Magnitude of brightest star: 9.7
Object classification: III 3 m
Description: Cl,L,Ri,pmE,st11..14
Notes: In Vel OB1

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 08h 42m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -45 00' 00"

Constellation: Vela

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: La Plata, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 1/2.2.2005 0:18

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 16
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

This cluster consists mainly of irregular glow and a few 10-12 mag stars. The glow is visible with averted vision, it's even brightness and unresolved.