Object Type: Open Cluster
RA: 5h 35m 32s
Dec: -1° 4' 7"
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.