(IAAC) Obj: M38 - Inst: 10" F/5.6 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brian Carter <Nairbretrac@hotmail.com>
Observer: Brian Carter
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/14/2004
Location of site: Charlie Elliot (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/5.6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 64x  109x   203x   284x
Object(s): M38
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Cl, Ri, pCM, st L & S
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 6.4  size 21
Position: RA 5:28.7  DEC +35:50
Reminds me of the shape of the Rosette nebula, with dark globules in the center, 
radiating chains and designs.  Easy to let the immagination play around
with this one.  There is an orange/yellow star dominating
the center, alone.  There is a smaller fainter cluster to the south, only
15'-20' away, only slightly resolved at 64x.  They both fith nicely
together in the 22 panoptic, and make a beautiful apir.
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