Re: (IAAC) Obj: M45 - Instrument: 4.5

I am the proud owner of a 4.5" Newt. as well.  If your's is an Orion 
ShortTube F8.8, and you're interested in some info/tips, then please 
mail me back. 
I've had mine for about a year and have become very familiar with some 
of it's critical design flaws and how to fix 'em/optimize your scope.. 
Let me know if you're interested,
Skott Reader,
San Francisco, CA.  
----Original Message Follows----
From: demunsonjr@erols.com
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 23:12:00 +0500
Subject: (IAAC) Obj: M45 - Instrument: 4.5" Newtonian
To: netastrocatalog@latrade.com
Reply-To: netastrocatalog-announce@latrade.com
Name of observer: Donald Munson
Observing skills then: Beginner
Date/time of observation: Sun 1998/08/30
Site type: Rural
Location:  Nanjemoy, MD
Limiting magnitude: 4
Sky transparancy: 3/9
Seeing: 3/9
Moon presence: None
Instrument: 4.5" Newtonian
Power(s) used: 36x
Filter(s) used: None
Object: M45
Object category: OpenCluster
Object class: I 3 r n
Constellation: Tau
Object data: mag 1.2 2.87m*  size 110
Position: 0347.0+2407
Description: Saw a flickering on the horizon and used binoculars to see.  
Got a beautiful view of the stars.  Using the scope was able to get a 
much closer view of the cluster.  This is my first cluster that I was 
able to see before I put the scope on it.  
Donald Munson
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