(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2169 ("37" Cluster) - Inst: 3" f/6.3 refractor, 10" f/5 dob

Observer: Florian Boyd
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8 Mar 2004 eve, 9 Mar 2004 9pm Local
Location of site: Backyard, Palm Springs CA USA
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: Unknown
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Tele Vue 76 (3" f/6.3) APO refractor, 10" f/5 dob
Magnification: Unknown
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2169 ("37" Cluster)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 p n/III 3 m
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 5.9 6.94m*;; size 7'
Position: 0608.5 +1357
8 Mar 2004 evening:
Short evening observing session before moonrise with the
TV76. NGC 2169, the "37 Cluster", in Orion. Very nice little
cluster. Pretty little angles and pairs of stars. I can't
really see the 37 shape however. In fact, what I thought was
the 7 turned out to be the 3. Need darker sky and/or higher
9 Mar 2004 9pm Local
Just revisited the 37 cluster tonight with the 10" f/5 dob.
Very nice. The 37, although upside down, are obvious.
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