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(IAAC) Obj: Messier 44 / NGC 2632 - Inst: 80mm Konus Refractor



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Observation Poster: Jaakko Saloranta <j_saloranta@hotmail.com>
Observer: Jaakko Saloranta
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 11/12.11.2002 | 1.40
Location of site: Rajakylš, Vantaa, Finland (Lat 60, Elev 3 meters)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.17 (Kappa Cas) <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 80mm Konus Refractor
Magnification: 20x, 40x
Filter(s): -
Object(s): Messier 44 / NGC 2632
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2 m
Constellation: Cnc
Data: mag 3.1  size 95,0'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Weather: -12, faint aurora in Orion (S), snow-covered ground.
Very bright, large and easy open cluster.
Cluster's central region is dominated by 4 bright stars in a square (SAO's 98021, 98024, 98032 and 98030).
Total of 11 stars in the cluster under 7th magnitude.
Fainter stars are positioned around the cluster in clear chains.
About 50 stars counter easily with 40x. Several double and triple system's visible. 
Cluster borders rather hard to determine.
Mostly bluish/white stars, four orange stars:
6th magnitude SAO 98010, SAO 98021, SAO 80333 (39 Cancer) and SAO 80361. 
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