(IAAC) Obj: M46 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/31/01 8:18 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 58x, 80x, 120x, 170x, 203x
Category: Open cluster.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
Located with digital setting circles. A broad scattering of stars that fills
most of the FOV - say about 30'. No discernable pattern, however there is an
extension off to the SW that does not seem to be quite as dense. I am not
sure whether this is actually part of the OC or just a clump of field stars.
A nice object.
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