NGC 2165 (OCL-270) Open Cluster in Auriga

Located at: RA 06 hours 11 minutes 05 seconds, Dec +51 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds

Size: 6.0' Magnitude: -- Class: Sparse group

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 120 minutes (12 x 10 minute subs), 01/25/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

In "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal & Steven Hynes, NGC 2165 Comments are: "Skiff: OK, sparse group." ... Looks like field stars to me ... must be more interesting visually.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2165

NGC 2165
06 11 05 +51 40.6

17.5" (3/1/03): Roughly a dozen stars in a 6'x4' group at 100x.  Extended E-W 
except for a few stars which tail off towards the N on the following end.  Nine 
of the stars in the group are fairly evenly distributed and similar in magnitude 
(10.5-11).  No concentration or dense spots and appears to be an asterism.  
Listed as a nonexistent cluster in the RNGC.

- by Steve Gottlieb