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(IAAC) Obj: M 46 (NGC 2437) - 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, 04:25 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: 75x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 46 (NGC 2437)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2 r
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 6.1  size 27.0'
Position: RA 07h:42m  DEC -14d:49m
Description:
At 75x (24 mm Ultima, 41' field) M 46 was a huge, impressive, 20' cluster with 
numerous stars of varying magnitude from moderatley bright to the edge of
resolution.  These stars are scattered more or less evenly across the 20' area. 
PN NGC 2438 is very apparent on the cluster's north edge.  A magnificent pair!
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