(IAAC) Obj: M47 (NGC 2422) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/15/1999  20.35 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <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): M47 (NGC 2422)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 4.4  size 30'.0
Position: RA 07:37  DEC -14:30
Large and bright open cluster in the Puppis Milky Way.
Best views of M47 are at 49X. I counted about a dozen bright stars and a number
of faint ones, including a double star near the center of M47.
About 30' north of M47 is the small and faint cluster NGC 2423, seen at 98X
but hard to distinquish from the surrounding starfields.
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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