Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2660
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 8.8
Size: 3.0'
Number of stars: 70
Magnitude of brightest star: 11.7
Object classification: I 3 m
Description: Cl,pS,mC,iR,gbM,*13...15

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 08h 42m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -47 12' 00"

Constellation: Vela

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: La Plata, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 1/2.2.2005 0:35

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

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

Very tiny and compact open cluster which looks like a globular cluster at small telescopes. Roundish, detached and granular, some 13 mag stars resolved occasionally.