NGC-2112 Open Star Cluster in the Constellation Orion, often overlooked and forgotten.

When you visually look at this cluster you only see the handful of brighter stars in the eyepiece, so it sort of looked a bit unimpressive in my 4 inch scope until I captured an image of it.

This 9th magnitude open star cluster contains about a hundred stars.

Don’t expect to see much visually, however, as this relatively loose cluster that lies in a fairly rich field with very faint red nebulosity and most of the Cluster stars are faint.

The majority of the stars in this cluster are fainter than 12th  mag. and the Red Nebula in the image is actually part of larger Barnard’s Loop Nebulae In Orion.

NGC-2112 is located at 3,064 light years distance from Earth.


I captured this with my Explore Scientific 102mm F7 Triplet APO Refractor, Astro-Tech Field Flattener, Bisque ME Robotic Mount, QHY183C (OSC) for a 60 minute total exposure (12 x 300 sec subs), from my observatories in JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio on 12-23-2020.


Best Regards,

John Chumack