(IAAC) Obj: M46 (NGC 2437) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/15/1999  21.10 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): M46 (NGC 2437)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 6.1  size 27'.0
Position: RA 07:42  DEC -14:49
Another fine cluster in Puppis, M46 is about as large as M47 but without
as many bright stars. Overall appearance is richer than M47.
No positive ID for the planetary nebula NGC 2438 on the edge of M46 although
I suspected a small fuzzy looking star at about the right position. The southern
declination prevented a clearer look at this nebula.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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