(IAAC) Obj: M 36 (NGC 1960) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1/9/1999  21.55 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
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 36 (NGC 1960)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 6.0  size 12'.0
Position: RA 05:36  DEC +34:08
Nice bright cluster with streams of stars that give it the appearance of a crab
to me.
Less impressive than M 37, this cluster has fewer stars but more relatively 
bright ones. located in a rich part of the sky.
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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