NGC 2202 ([KPR2004b] 92**) Open Cluster in Orion

Located at: RA 06 hours 16 minutes 51 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 59 minutes 48 seconds

Size: 7.0' Magnitude: -- Class: cluster?*

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 530 minutes (530 x 10 minute subs), 01/21/23/24/2011; seeing 2.9-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.17.3996.27523, Photoshop 7.0


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


This cluster is listed in "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes. However, it is listed with a question mark. Comments are: "Skiff: = HD 43511 (double), sparse field."

Photographically, it does just look like nothing more than scattered field stars. The double HD 43511 is centered.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2202

NGC 2202
06 16 51 +05 59.8

17.5": fairly distinctive asterism at 100x (20 Nagler), consisting of a bulbous 
mushroom-shaped ring of about a dozen fairly bright stars with a few others 
nearby.  Within this irregular ring is a nice, mag 9.1/10.8 double (SAO 113671) 
at 10" separation.  Adding to the effect is a straight trail of stars from the 
double forming a 10' "stem" heading to the NNE and containing a mag 8.7 star 
(SAO 113677).  Listed as a nonexistent cluster in the RNGC.

- by Steve Gottlieb
** CDS other name (KPR...)