(IAAC) Obj: M37 (NGC 2099) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1/9/1999  21.30 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: I-II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M37 (NGC 2099)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 5.6  size 24'.0
Position: RA 05:52  DEC +32:33
Magnificent cluster. Large and very rich cluster.
The stars in M37 seem to form streams flowing outward from the center
and there appears to be a relatively starless area near the center.
Unbelievable sight at 98X with the cluster more than filling the field
of view.  There is a yellowish/orange bright star near the middle of M37.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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