(IAAC) Obj: M42/43, M45(Pleiades) - Inst: (2.4") NG60 AZ Focal Length 700mm, eyes, binoculars 10x50
Observation Poster: Andrew Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Observer: Andrew Reeves
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: October 28, 2006 6:00am EST
Location of site: South Freetown, PEI, Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: (2.4") NG60 AZ Focal Length 700mm, eyes, binoculars 10x50
Object(s): M42/43, M45(Pleiades)
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: Emmision Nebula, Open Cluster
Constellation: Orion, Taurus
Data: mag 4.5, 7.5, size 1deg.(M42), 20min.(M43), 1.5degrees(M45)
Position: RA : DEC :
M42: Bright; Dark nebula visible crossing through bright nebula, all four
stars of the trapezium seen at 28x.
M43: Light haze above M42; no detail visible.
M45: Eyes-counted 8 stars, suspected 10-13 visible; Binoculars(10x50)-27 stars
(+/- 2); Telescope(2.4 inch refractor)-26 stars counted; no nebulosity.
2 meteors flashed across the sky during this viewing.
Early in the morning, was chilly, very dewy and had to head in to get ready
for school(Grade 8).
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