N203/1200mm Orion DSE

Object: NGC 2252
Obs. place: Sotunki, Vantaa, Finland
Date: 21./22.1.2006
NE Lim.mag: 6.2m
Background sky: 2
Seeing: 2
Weather: -23°C, N wind 3.0m/s, humidity ~80%

Description: N-S elongated group of ~30 stars mags 9-12 just NE from NGC 2244. Two extensions diverting to the SE and SW from the main group. Two mag ~9 stars at the N and S ends. Size ~15'. Looks a bit like a wind serpent.
NGC 2252 with 8" DSE @ ~71x