(IAAC) Obj: M 50 (NGC 2323) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

[Following is a short series of observations from Michael which
somehow got mislaid this March... Our apologies! -Lew Gramer]
Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/11/1999  21.00 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 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): M 50 (NGC 2323)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 5.9  size 16".0
Position: RA 07:03  DEC -08:20
Large and loose open cluster, not one of the best Messiers.
About 25 to 30 stars were seen at 98X with more fainter stars
visible at high powers. 
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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