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(IAAC) Obj: M29 - Inst: 10x46 handheld monocular



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01 May 1999  05:10 UT
Location of site: Medford, MA, USA (Lat 42N, Elev 5m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Heavy - nearly full moon
Instrument: 10x46 handheld monocular
Magnification: 10x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M29
Description:
This ragged open cluster near the adam's apple of Cygnus, the Swan, is
normally undistinguished. Under these moonlit conditions, and with such
a small instrument, it was completely inseparable from the faint scatter
of background Milky Way stars and hints of clumped unresolved stars. This
hopefully completes the test of a new monocular, and of this list tonight!
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