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(IAAC) Obj: M50 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/3/66 8:53 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M50
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Not at all impressive at 32x, but more so at 48x. A moderately dense core 
including an isosceles triangle of brighter stars. I was able to count about 40
stars with a dusting of much fainter stars.
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