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(IAAC) Obj: M67 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 13th 2003, 23:00h.
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: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M67
Category: Open cluster
Class:
Constellation: Cnc
Data: mag 6.9  size 30'
Position:
Description:
Quite large, bright, somewhat elongated (5' x 10') "nebulosity" (haze
of unresolved stars), with no trace of individual stars. Looks like it
has a bar (like a barred spiral galaxy!) in the middle. Reminds me of
a cocoon of some kind.  Bright star (m=7.8) off the E rim.