[Prev][Next][Index][Thread][Search][Objects]

(IAAC) Object: M41 - Instrument: 7x35 binos



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-11-09, 05:30 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 3.5 (light dome)
Seeing: 3+ - medium good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 35mm binos
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M41
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 4.5  size 38'
RA/DE: 06h47m  -20o44m
Description:
Sadly, this cluster was completely lost in the light
dome of nearby Boston, MA. Atmospheric dispersion and
absorption couldn't have helped either, as it was at
a mere 25 degrees altitude. Too bad! From more south-
erly latitudes, with darker skies, this is a glorious
wide-field object. Better luck later in Winter!