Sunday, 3 February 2013

M41



M41 / NGC2287 / The little beehive
Constellation - Canis Major
Open cluster
Distance - 2100Ly
Mag 4.5

Date 2/2/13
Seeing - Antoniadi III
Transparency - Average
SQM 21.19 (LM 6.2)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x76 TFoV 1.1˚

Sketch notes
Impressive and bright open cluster, the stars really stood out as a blue colour against the background Milky Way stars.

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