(IAAC) Obj: Cr135, Pi Pup Cluster - Inst: Celestron 80mm, f/5, refractor, manual EQ mount
Observation Poster: Don Clouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/5/00, 12:30am, eastern
Location of site: Winter Star Party, Florida Keys (Lat 25N, Elev 10 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 80mm, f/5, refractor, manual EQ mount
Object(s): Cr135, Pi Pup Cluster
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Trumpler 4 2 p
Data: mag 2.1 size 50'
Position: RA 17h:17m DEC -36:50'
This object was viewed using a 35mm Ultima which yields 11x with a 4.3 degree
field of view. The four brightest stars form a near equilateral triangle with
a pair of similar magnitude forming the west point. Pi appears as a pale
yellow star with a very faint, wide companion. Another dozen stars are
scattered about, mostly along the sides of the triangle. There is no
centralization. A lovely grouping.
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