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(IAAC) Obj: NGC1746 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 13th 2003.
Location of site: Kasjuni beach, Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:
Moon presence: Severe - full or very near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC1746
Category: Open cluster
Class:
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag 6.1  size 42'
Position:
Description:
Very scattered group of around 15 * without a trace of "nebulosity" or 
fainter stars. All the * are of similar magnitude. Not very impressive.
The Moon was very close this time, but I've seen this cluster before
and I can say that it didn't look much better on moonless nights. I
never saw more than 20 stars in it.
The cluster is midway between NGC1647 and Elnath (Beta Tauri, close
to M1). It shouldn't be mistaken for nearby NGC1647, because those 2
clusters couldn't be more different!