Messier M38


Object Information
Messier object: M38
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 1912
Discription: Open Cluster
Located in constellation: Auriga
Right ascension in hours minutes: 5:28:42
Declination in degrees minutes: 35:50
Visual magnitude: 7.4
Size: 21.0 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date: December 20, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image: 20:49 PST
Time at end of last CCD image: 21:31 PST
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object: M38 is an irregularly open cluster with lots of bright stars. M38 is located in the Milky Way which provides a rich backgound of stars. In the above image it is difficult to seperate M38 from the Milky Way
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.5 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon sets at 18:31 PST
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 18:16 PST
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 6:00 PST December 21, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 4 - 240 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 8 - 240 seconds dark frames

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