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(IAAC) Obj: M44 (Beehive Cluster) - Inst: 8 inch Orion DSE



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Observer: Penny Fischer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7-8 p.m. EST
Location of site: Englishtown NJ (Lat 40, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: fair- 5.0 approx. <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8 inch Orion DSE
Magnification: 47X  98X
Filter(s): None used
Object(s): M44 (Beehive Cluster)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: rich cluster
Constellation: Can
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
 Found this rich open cluster near zenith tonight.  At 47 magnitude
(using 26 mm Plossl eyepiece) noted many multiple star systems. In one
field of view, noted three equalateral triangle mutliples.  Each
system was comprised of multicolored suns of red, golden white and
deep sapphire blue.  The systems were about 8th or 9th magnitude.
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