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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2345 - Inst: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: March 13, 2004, 02:20 UT
Location of site: southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38 N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking
Magnification: 172x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2345
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 3 r
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 7.7  size 12.0'
Position: RA 07h:08m  DEC -13d:12m
Description:
At 172x (10.5 mm Pentax XL, 23' field) NGC 2345 was an 8'x5', loose, 
uncompressed cluster with 50 stars visible.  A nearly starless, narrow lane 
runs NW/SE separating the cluster into two halves with an equal number of
stars.  Members display a fairly wide range of magnitudes from moderately
bright to the edge of resolution.
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