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(IAAC) Object: M37, Inst: 16" Dob-newt



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 09/05/97 0813GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.2 (estimated) 4.8 (est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  4
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 16" Newtonian-dob w. 96/99% coatings
Magnifications: 125x (15mm Panoptic)
Filters used: none
Object: M37
Constellation:  
Object data:  Open cluster
Large, fully resolved open cluster, but dense. Could have used a bit less 
magnification for a better view. Hundreds of stars of equal magnitude 
with the exception of one ruby red, very slightly brighter star, near
dead-center. Slightly star-like in shape. Extremely beautiful.
- Todd
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