(IAAC) Obj: M37 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 11/16/01 11:00pm PDT
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 30x, 60x, 110x, 146x, 220x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M37
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 5.6  size 24'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Reminded me of a dimmer version of M11 at 22x.  30x showed the OC as what a GC
should be in a 4-inch refractor.  Orange central star.  The view at 60x 
reminded me of a resolved M22 at high magnification.  Wow at 110x – stars 
filled the FOV.  Looked like someone threw diamond “sand” onto a black table 
cloth at 146x with a center orange topaz (the orange star).  The diamonds grew 
in size at 220x.
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