(IAAC) Obj: M41 - Inst: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.


Observation Poster: Mark Wilson <mwilson@strato.net>

Observer: Mark Wilson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 09/08/2001  0535 EDT (GMT -5)
Location of site: Southwest Florida (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.
Magnification: 7x50 binocs, 52x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M41
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 4.6  size 
Position: RA 06:46  DEC -22:44
M41 is sitting nicely just about due south from sirus in my southeastern sky.  Easy to find in 7 x 50 mercury Binoculars amd just as easy to find in the scope using my 25mm eyepiece.  I could even see a few of the reddish orange giants.

Clear Skies!

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