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(IAAC) Obj: M45 Pleiades - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 4/2/98 8:10 PM CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 70X, 120x, 300x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M45 Pleiades
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Although the moon was out, this was easy to find. I could count some
45 stars extending somewhat wider that the FOV in the 48x - perhaps
about 1 degree. No hint of nebulousity was visible. I went to the 120x
but still none visible.
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