(IAAC) Obj: M35 and NGC2158 - Inst: 444.5 mm Newtonian Reflector f/5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Charles Rose <crandar@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Charles Rose
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/9/2002   9:30 pm CST
Location of site: Southaven, MS  USA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: ~15.0 <Telescopic LM>
Seeing: 5-6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 444.5 mm Newtonian Reflector f/5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 69x, 117x, 229x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M35 and NGC2158
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 06:08  DEC 24:20
These objects were observed on the first night using my new 17.5" Dob newtonian.
At lowest power (69x) using a 2" 32mm Konig eyepiece M35 completely filled the eyepiece field. What I was really intersted in was seeing how NGC2158 looked with the new scope, and I was not disappointed. Just visible at low power approximately thirty to fifty stars were visible ranging from magnitude 13 to 15 using a 9.7 mm plossl(229x). This was impressive to me due to the amount of light pollution. Ususally this cluster (2158) is essentially invisible in my 250mm f/4.5 newtonian reflector. 
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