(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1647 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 2/10/1999  19.30 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 1647
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag 6.4  size 45'.0
Position: RA 04:46  DEC +19:04
Large and loose cluster near Aldebaran. About 35 stars from about 9th mag.
and fainter were seen with a nice pair towards the north end of the cluster.
More stars were seen at higher powers but the size and concentration of the
cluster makes the view less impressive.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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