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(IAAC) OBJECT: M67 INST: 7" Newtonian f/5.4 (dob)



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 10/30/98 08:08 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.4 zenith  5.3 in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):   5
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear, near maximum transparency
Instrument: 7" Newt-Dob   f.l. 960  f5.4
Magnifications: 64x(binovue)
Filters used: none
Object: M67
Constellation: Gemini 
Object data: OC
Size(s): 
Position: 
Magnitudes: 
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B
Very pretty open cluster, at this magnification at least a couple 
of dozen stars, clustered towards the center of this mid-size star 
cluster with a few of notable arms. The inverted view through the 
reflector made the cluster appear much like a "strawberry"! at this
magnification, if the strawberry came complete with the green leaves
left attached to the top. Further aperture looked like it would reveal 
even more members. The 64x magnification was perfect.
Todd
thanks! 
-Todd
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
toddg@weatherman.com
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