(IAAC) OBJECT: M37 (Open cluster) INST: 90mm Apochromatic Refractor

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 11/5/97 0820 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.2 (estimated) 5.2 (est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  8 
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 90mm Flourite Apochromatic f/9
Magnifications: 54x
Filters used: none
Object: M37
Constellation: Auriga
Object data:  Open Cluster
Personal "rating" (at this aperture):  A

This is fabulous at this aperture! M37 is a large, extremely dense
open cluster of dim stars, with a red, dim central star. At 90mm, the 
red color is barely noticeable on the central star, and some of the 
dimmer stars are not apparent as in larger scopes. However, the
impression is almost exactly the same. That is.. a perfectly circular
dense cluster swimming in fairly dim stars, but of equal magnitude!

- Todd
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