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(IAAC) Obj: M41 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



[Apologies to the list for these posting delays - and especially
to the observers themselves!   Clear skies, -Lew Gramer]
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/15/99 9:05 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M41
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Found by hopping from Sirius. Even at 32x an impressive sight. A long chain of
stars ran roughly N/S more or less at the western end. I counted 65 stars
including a couple of nice looking pairs.
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