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(IAAC) Obj: M46 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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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: 2/20/02 8:18pm 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: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 78x, 120x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M46
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Used the 35mm ep to get as wide as field as possible, and it just about filled the FOV. It had a somewhat hexagonal appearence, with 6-7 arms of stars extending out. There are a range of magnitudes visible. Quite dense, but well resolved.
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