(IAAC) Obj: M41 - Inst: Meade LX10 8" SCT


Observer: Harold Williams
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04/08/99  09:00pm EST
Location of site: Philadelphia, PA (Lat 40N, Elev 100)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Meade LX10 8" SCT
Magnification: 50x, 100x
Object(s): M41
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
I didn't really expect to find this object since it was low in the haze of 
Philadelphia's lights and it was also a little humid. But, there it was. I
can't really say it was spectacular. I could count approximately 20 fairly
bright stars. My reference says there are 2 equally bright red stars near the
center of this cluster. Other references say there is only one. I couldn't say
there were any red stars but that was probably because of the sky conditions.

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