(IAAC) Obj: Cr135, Pi Pup Cluster - Inst: Celestron 80mm, f/5, refractor, manual EQ mount

Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@home.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/5/00, 12:30am, eastern
Location of site: Winter Star Party, Florida Keys (Lat 25N, Elev 10 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 80mm, f/5, refractor, manual EQ mount
Magnification: 11x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Cr135, Pi Pup Cluster
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Trumpler 4 2 p
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 2.1  size 50'
Position: RA 17h:17m  DEC -36:50'
This object was viewed using a 35mm Ultima which yields 11x with a 4.3 degree
field of view.  The four brightest stars form a near equilateral triangle with 
a pair of similar magnitude forming the west point.  Pi appears as a pale
yellow star with a very faint, wide companion.  Another dozen stars are 
scattered about, mostly along the sides of the triangle.  There is no
centralization.  A lovely grouping.
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