(IAAC) Obj: M41 - 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>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M41
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 4.5  size 38'
Very bright "nebulosity" (haze of unresolved stars), with at least 5
individual * easily resolved.  It feels like I can't resolve other
stars because they are just too close to bright ones. If I could
somehow remove those bright stars, I believe I could see at least 10
more fainter stars.