(IAAC) Obj: M36 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/02/04 05h06 UT
Location of site: St-Joseph-de-Coleraine (Qc) Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M36
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 6.0  size 12'
Position: RA 05:36  DEC 34:08
At ~3¾° N-W of M37. Smaller than M37, this open cluster gives an interesting view. At the beginning of the observation, with averted vision, it takes the aspect of a fuzzy spot with a little stretching in an axis N-S. While observing more attentively, I distinguish 5 individual stars: 4 of the same brightness and a fifth star, north, and of weaker luminosity.
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