(IAAC) Obj: M47 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

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 8:20pm 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): M47
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A close meighbor to M46, but rather different in appearance.  There are brighter stars and the structure is much more open. It is rather amorphous with njo noticable shape.The brighter stars all seem to be blue with the faihnter stars seemingly orange or red. In the center of the FOV is a pair, rather tight at this power, equla magnitude, with an estimated PA of about 290-300.
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