(IAAC) Obj: M42 (NGC1976; Trapezium) - Inst: 30CM, f:10 SCT; LX200
Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <email@example.com>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02212004/0340ut
Location of site: W.Summerland Key, FL (Lat 24.6N, Elev 10')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: >8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, f:10 SCT; LX200
Magnification: 134X, 254X, 508X
Object(s): M42 (NGC1976; Trapezium)
Category: Open cluster.
Data: mag -------- size --------------------
Position: RA 05:35.2 DEC -05:23.0
134X-NGC1976; Trapezium shows 4 sharp, crisp blue/white stars and a 5th (E) and 6TH (F) both of 11 mag are easy with direct vision.
254X- Trapezium appears much the same as at 134X. E and F some easier.
508X- The 4 stars of the Trapezium are blue/white in appearance with classical
diffraction patterns that hold at least 1/3 time. Very good seeing! E and F
also look white. Also searched for 'G' at 16 mag, but without success.
(Searched for 'G' with Pierre Faucher's 61CM StarMaster without success.
Pierre also failed to see 'G' star.)
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