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(IAAC) Obj: M44 (NGC 2632) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian



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Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/18/1999  22.10 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M44 (NGC 2632)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Cnc
Data: mag 3.1  size 1.5
Position: RA 08:40  DEC +19:59
Description:
Magnificent cluster at low powers, easily resolved in finderscope M44 is a 
grand object at 49X. Bright and very large.There is a striking triplet of stars
near the center.

When viewed at higher power the clusterlike appearance is lost due to the
apparent size (1.5)

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
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Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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