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(IAAC) Obj: M45 Pleiades - Inst: ETX60



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Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/19/01 8:00 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: ETX60
Magnification: 14x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M45 Pleiades
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 03:47  DEC 24:07
Description:
An excellent site at 14x, with many stars visible above and beyond the 6 main stars. There were several chains of stars, and I counted around 60 stars. although i am not sure if some of them were true members of the cluster. Near Alcyone there was 3 stars in what turned out to be a triangular asterism comprising SAU 76188, 76191, and 76192. 
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