(IAAC) Obj: M44 - Inst: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.
Observation Poster: Mark Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Observer: Mark Wilson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 09/08/2001 0615 EDT
Location of site: Southwest Florida (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.
Magnification: 7x50 binoculars, 10x
Category: Open cluster.
Data: mag 3.7 size
Position: RA : DEC :
M44 was the last thing I could find due to our sun trying to peek. I
could not see it without aide. But with my 7 x 50 binoculars it popped
right out. Venus is sitting south a little and helped in locating this
dso. I also viewed it in my scope using a 25mm eyepiece but I think it
looked better in the binoculars. Clear Skies! Mark
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