(IAAC) Obj: M35 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/20/99 9:30 pm CST
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: 32x, 48x, 72x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M35
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 06:09+24  DEC 20:
Star-hopped from eta Gem. A V-shaped asterism points to this cluster.
At 32x, it filled part of the FOV. At 48x it filled most if not all the FOV. 
There was a denser core that appeared pentagonal to me with several chains 
of stars extending out in several directions.  At 72x, there appeared an arc 
of 8 stars in the lower portion of the core, with 2 additional stars 
extending up, forming a flattened, inverted Y.
At 9:39, while I was jotting down these notes, clouds almost instantly and 
completely covered the sky.
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