Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Melotte 25Other name: Hyades
RA: 4h 27m DEC: +16° 0'
Constellation: TAU
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 0.5
Size: 330'
Number of stars: 40
Brightest star: 3.4
Classification: II 3 m
Description: vvB,vvL,irr
Notes: Taurus moving cluster,Aldebaran not a member
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date: 26/27.9.2009 2:00
Instrument: Naked eye
Magnification: 1xFilter: -
Field: 0'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 4NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: -Height: 0°
Weather: +11°C, moist
Description: Naked eye limiting magnitude test under the light polluted 20.3 mag/arcsec suburban sky. There are some stars fainter than 6.5 mag but some brighter also is missing. Three ''doubles'' visible. Height only 35 deg.
Updated: 15.11.2009 13:38