Observing site: Friitala, Ulvila, Finland
Instrument: N250/1200mm (10” Newton)
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Weather: Clear sky, calm, snow on the ground, -13C
Objects observed: NGC 2126, NGC 1857
In late February, between the 28th and 29th of February i had a short observing session in Friitala. During the session, I observed two open clusters in the constellation of Auriga: NGC 2126 and 1857. During the session, conditions were OK winter conditions, and Moon wasn’t interfering this time. For this session, I had been able to collimate my telescope well enough, and bad collimation wasn’t problem anymore. This time though tube currents were causing some problem, because I didn’t have enough time to let the telescope cool down.
My first object was NGC 2126, a small open cluster in Auriga, 5 degrees north of Beta Aurigae.Of this object, I wrote following notes:
A small, faint-starred, rather poor cluster, no obvious concentration.
My second object of this session was another small and faint open cluster in Auriga: NGC 1857. This object is located 3 degrees SE from eta Aurigae, in the middle of the “box” -asterism of Auriga. Of this object, I wrote following notes:
A small, rather faint and poor but still obvious cluster. Misplaced on Skymap Pro 9.