(IAAC) Obj: M34, NGC 1039 - Inst: ETX60


Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 11/22/01 8:50 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: ETX60
Magnification: 14x, 39x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M34, NGC 1039
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 02:42  DEC +42:48
A nice cluster, if a bit small in this scope. At the higher power, filled about 1/2 the FOV. Round shape, with somewhat of a bull’seye shape. There is a core of about 6 bright stars with a surrounding ring of bright stars, and a scattering of faint stars behind all this. I made about 20 of the brighter stars.
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