(IAAC) Object: NGC2477 (OC) INST: 85mm APO refractor

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 11/27/98
Location & latitude: Grand Cayman Island, BVI
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude: 5.7(measured)zenith 4.5(approx)in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 8 or 9
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear, near maximum transparency
Instrument: 85mm APO  f/7  fl 600mm
Magnifications: 20x,60x,86x
Filters used: none
Object: NGC2477
Constellation: Puppis
Object data: Open Cluster
Size(s): 27'
Position: 7:52RA, -38:32DEC
Magnitude: 5.8
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B
Literally a medium sized "cloud", oval in appearance at 20x,
resolving to an oblong, almost turtle shape cluster at 60x. 
(It looked exactly like passing area clouds in the eyepiece as a 
matter of fact at low power) Dozens of stars, but nebulosity
remaining from stars yet to be resolved. Long thin "head" 
pointed north. 
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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