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(IAAC) Obj: M41 - Inst: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK



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Observer: Brad DeMille
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/29/98 9:15 MST
Location of site: IVINS, UTAH (Lat 37.4, Elev 3200)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK
Magnification: 66
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M41
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Dense
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 4.6  size 38 arc min
Position: RA 6:47  DEC -20:44
Description:
M41 is always a fun cluster to observe--especially after hunting down a
tricky faint object.  Almost dirrectly below Sirius and often visible to
the naked as a fuzzy faint patch--but not tonight because of a few high
clouds floating around.  Excellent to view through binoculars and even
better through a telescope at low powers--use slow motion controls to
scan the entire cluster.  Several fairly bright stars will fill the
eyepiece.
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