(IAAC) Obj: M 35, NGC 2158 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor

Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell@wtnord.net>
Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Dec. 24, 2005:2300 UT/GMT
Location of site: Stockholm, Sweden (Lat 59:33, Elev 61m/200ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 2 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor
Magnification: x25, x40, x80, x158
Object(s): M 35, NGC 2158
Category: Open cluster.
Class: `30 and `4 arcsecs diameter
Constellation: Gemini
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA c. 6hr:  DEC c. +25:
Climbed from Gamma Geminorum 10 degrees or so NE to M35. Striking sight 
at x25 (40mm) Kellner on this night, totalled as an average. Tried as I
might (12.5 mm, 6.3mm) I could not make NGC 2158 yield any gaseous glow
to N of M35's fringe, despite the chevron-shaped "pointer arrow" of
a line of stars inside M35. NGC 2158 described itself only with a shell
of 7-10 mag stars.
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