(IAAC) Obj: 42 Ori, NGC1977 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/9/00 10:48 PM CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31, Elev 820)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): 42 Ori, NGC1977
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
The next group of stars down in the “sword.” There is a triangle
formed by 42, 45, and a third, fainter star (V351) at the apex. No
visible sign that this is a double at low power, I suspect elongation
at 72x and 120x. At 144x, and 240x appears as a peanut shape. At
higher power there is also some nebulousity visible around these 3,
which the filter brought out more of.
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