Basic object information
Object name: NGC 2579
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 7.5
Size: 19.0'
Number of stars: 20
Magnitude of brightest star: 9.5
Object classification: IV 2 p :b
Description: D* in pS neb,am 70*

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 08h 20m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -36 13' 00"

Constellation: Puppis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 13/14.1.2010 22:40
Telescope: Newton 805/805 mm
Magn: 161x Filter: -
Field: 25' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.8 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: III Height: 59
Weather: +24C  
Few stars involved with a faint nebula.