The Binocular Sky


Collinder 70

Constellation: Ori
Object Type: Open Cluster
RA:  5h 35m 32s
Dec:  -1° 4' 7"
Magnitude: 0.4
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm

Charts for 50mm Binocular (5° aperture circle).   Click on a chart to print it.


Cr 70 is the cluster that almost everybody has seen and yet nobody knows! It is the cluster that includes the stars of Orion's Belt and σ Ori

What You Should See:

10×50 binoculars will reveal many tens of stars in the 3° expanse of the cluster, making this one of several objects that is significantly better in medium binoculars than in most telescopes.