M67

Observed:  Points: 20

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General Info

TypeOpen Cluster
ConstellationCancer
Right ascension8h50'20.100''
Declination+11°49'43''
Magnitude6.100
Distance2,700ly
Size30 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC2682, M67
Discovered 1779 Johann Koehler

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M67

Orion XT8
20 points

many colors in this open cluster with a lot of bright stars.

M67

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
40 points

I observed M67 shortly after Praesepe and Jupiter, they made a pretty tight triangle. This particular open cluster isn't super impressive. I estimated about 50 bright stars and many more dimmer ones. The entire cluster fit into the FOV of my 25mm eyepeice, so it's not that large either. Worth a stop if you're in the area, though.

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