(IAAC) Obj: NGC1981, NGC1973, NGC1975, NGC1977 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/26/2000  00.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC1981, NGC1973, NGC1975, NGC1977
Category: Other.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 4.6  size 25'.0
Position: RA 05:35  DEC -04:26
Cluster and nebulosity complex involving NGC 1973-1975-1977-1981.

Nebulosity was not positively seen but the clusters were a nice sight by
themselves. Very large and sparse cluster involving bright stars. Three
particularly bright stars are found towards the direction of M42 around which
nebulosity was sometimes suspected but this could also have been scattered
starlight as I have seen often in M45

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