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

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/21/98 12:25
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 27x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M45 Pleiades
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
My new low-power, wide field eye-piece proved perfect for observing this
object, which still fillls up the field of view. I counted 56 stars. However,
there seemed to be either some haze or light pollution and I could not see any
of the nebulousity associated with this. I have seen this before, so I believe
this is due to the sky conditions rather than any defects of my equipment.
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