Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 2627: Open Star Cluster (Pyxis) RA: 08h 37.3m / DEC: -29° 57'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

The sketch at left renders the view in my 10-inch Newtonian at 129X. NGC 2627 is centered, its 15 stars loosely scattered across an 11' diameter area. 8.1 magnitude SAO 199825 is visible near the eastern edge of the field. Some 26' to the west-southwest, 8.1 magnitude HD 73256 guards the western field boundary. Ten arc minutes to the north-northwest, 9.0 magnitude HD 73201 marks the northwest edge of the field. This trio frames the cluster. A string of five 12th magnitude stars runs northeast from HD 73256 for a distance of 9', terminating near the brightest star in NGC 2627. That star is 10.7 magnitude Tycho 6582:601:1, which is visible adjacent to a 12th magnitude star. The pair stand a few arc minutes northwest of the center of the field. To find NGC 2627, center on 4.9 magnitude Zeta Pyxidis and slew 40' to the southwest.

NGC 2613 NGC 2655


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