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(IAAC) Obj: M38 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/02/04 05h11 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
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M38
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 6.4  size 21'
Position: RA 05:29  DEC 35:51
Description:
At ~2¼° N-W of M36. Just like M37 but in more obvious, I have the impression to see a granularity inside M38. By pushing the observation, the stars composing M38 draw a plane. One represent the body of the plane with wings and a star more brilliant, than the rest of the cluster, acting as navigation light, at the tail of the plane. This star is only one observed individually inside the cluster. I see a second one, more in the north, which does not seem to be part of M38.
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