Basic object information
Object name: NGC 5281
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 5.9
Size: 8.0'
Number of stars: 40
Magnitude of brightest star: 6.6
Object classification: I 1 p
Description: Cl,B,S,pC,iR,*10..12

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 13h 46m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -62 55' 00"

Constellation: Centaurus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 23/24.12.2009 4:00
Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm
Magn: 115x Filter: -
Field: 43' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.8 (1) Seeing: 3
Visuality: I Height: 39
Weather: +15C  
A poor and small cluster in Centaurus.  A nice arc of bright stars on the east . Drawn during the dawn of the new day.