NGC 2301

45 minutes exposure, Fuji Super HG V 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

NGC 2301 is very compact cluster of moderately bright stars in Monoceros, about 5 degrees south-east of the Rosette nebula. It is an interesting object in the telescope. In the centre is a K-type orange giant star, while on the southern edge is a nice arc of 4, 8th magnitude stars. Being situated in the Milky Way, the surrounding region is rich in faint stars.