Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 2244, 2237-9,46 - Inst: 10" f/6 equatorial Newt.

Thanks for the great timely report on the Rosette. Gotta get one of those
35mm Panoptics! (The list grows ever bigger!)
-----Original Message-----
From: Susan C. French <sue_and_alan_french@msn.com>
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog <netastrocatalog@latrade.com>
Date: Thursday, September 24, 1998 4:31 PM
Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 2244, 2237-9,46 - Inst: 10" f/6 equatorial Newt.
:Observer: Susan C. French
:Your skills: Advanced (many years)
:Date/time of observation: 3-28-95     8:45PM EST
:Location of site: ~740W   ~430N (Lat , Elev )
:Site classification: Exurban
:Sky darkness: fair <Limiting magnitude>
:Seeing: poor <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
:Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
:Instrument: 10" f/6 equatorial Newt.
:Magnification: 35mm Panoptic, OIII
:Object(s): NGC 2244, 2237-9,46
:Category: Open cluster. Emission nebula.
:Constellation: Mon
:Data: mag   size
:Position: RA 06:32.4  DEC +04:52
:Stunning!!!  The OIII filter subdues the central cluster but brings out a
:wealth of detail in the nebula which spans ~ 1.5 degrees.  Much large scale
:mottling.  A broad, faint patch ESE extends about 40'.  Brighter patches
:hug the N, W, and SW sides of the cluster.  Central void dark and irregular
with southernmost stars of the cluster embedded in nebulosity.  Void ~ 20'.
:Without a filter, the OC has 5 bright + a few fairly bright stars arranged
in 2 parallel curved lines.  About 40 fainter stars cluster around this,
:spilling over into the nebulosity.
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