Well this winter in the northeast US has been even cloudier than what might be more typical of this season. And then there is the cold. Frozen fingers don't make for a pleasant sketching experience. So here is a sketch of ngc 2423 in Puppis just north of M47 that was done last night despite the frigid temperatures. I used my old Celestron Omni 120 achromatic refractor due to the ease of setting up. This cluster is quite attractive and has a very nice close double near its center. The cluster contains a red giant star ( I could not detect much in the way of color ) that has at least one planet 10 times more massive than Jupiter. The cluster presents a nice range of magnitudes.