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(IAAC) Obj: M47 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)



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Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01/05/02 11:00PST
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <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
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M47
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 4.4  size 30'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
After M46/NGC 2438, the next obvious target is M47.  It is a lot brighter
than M46 with much less number of stars. Its center at 30x has what looked
like an almost 5 dots on a dice face: SAO 153145, SAO 153140, GSC 5409:2765,
GSC 5409:4229 (center dot) and a double star WDS 6216 (split at 60x).
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