Flames or ??

Lovro 2 (Asterism)

Sketch and Details by Ferenc Lovró

A fairly large asterism made up of stars of similar brightness and colour. It clearly separates from its environs, however it is only an asterism and not an open cluster according to the data I could put my hands on. It resembles either a double question mark, or the flames of a large torch. So far I couldn’t find any catalogue that listed this object as an asterism, so I decided to use the designation of Lovro 2. However, please not that this is a totally unofficial designation.

Right Ascension: 0h 22m, Declination: 24° 50′
Constellation: Hercules
Date/time: 2009.09.16 00:00 UT
Equipment: 12″ f/5 Newtonian
FoV: 1°, Magnification and filter(s): 71x
Seeing: 6/10 Transparency: 3/5

Location: Nádasdladány, Hungary
Observer: Ferenc Lovró


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