(IAAC) Obj: M67 - Inst: 10x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-12-16/17, 12:05 UT
Location: Whidbey Island, MA, USA (48N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 7.1
Seeing: 2 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 10x50 Tasco binoculars
Magnification: 10x
Filters used: None
Object: M67
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Cnc
Data: mag 6.9  size 30'
RA/DE: 8h50m  +11o49'
Even in binoculars, this oldest of bright open clusters
was a lovely patchy bright "blur". I could resolve at
least 4 stars in good seeing, with intermittent hints
of 2-3 more. The unresolved background haze showed some
obvious "lobes" to the E and SW of the cluster's center.
Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren