(IAAC) Obj: M47 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

[Apologies to the list for these posting delays - and especially
to the observers themselves!   Clear skies, -Lew Gramer]

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/15/99 9:55 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M47
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Identified by comparison with drawing in Webb Society Handbook. There is a
noticable 5-spot asterism within the cluster. At 72x, one of the corner stars of
this asterism resolved into a pair. I counted about 60 stars, filling most of
the FOV at this power.
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