Observing 5th/6th of November 2015

Date: 5./6.11.2015
Time: 23:40-00:30
Observing site: Friitala, Ulvila, Finland
Instrument: N250/1200mm (10” Newton)

NELM: 6.0
SQM: 20.6
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Seeing: 2
Transparency: –
Weather: Clear sky, humid air, calm, +5 to 0C

Objects observed: NGC 1907, 1931

During this night I was observing in my Friitala observing place with my 10” Newton. Observing conditions were typical considering the time of year and the location. Air was humid and temperature was barely below freezing. There was no snow though, which was positive.

During the night, I observed only two objects, which were NGC 1907 and NGC 1931.

NGC 1907

NGC 1907 is a small and compact open cluster located in the constellation onf Auriga, just 30′ south of open cluster Messier 38. Of this object, I wrote following notes:

A small, compact and faint open cluster 30′ south of M38. The cluster is visible as a nebulous patch and it is barely resolved and it appears to be granular. some single stars are visible.

151105-06_NGC 1907
NGC 1907 observed with 10” Newton

NGC 1931

NGC 1931 is a small and compact open cluster+nebula combination in the constellation of Auriga, just a degree from Messier 36 to WNW. Of this object, I wrote following notes:

Very small and compact open cluster+nebula combination. There are three individual stars visible embedded within the nebula. Filters don’t help much. Long axis of the object seems to be in W-E orientation.

151105-06_NGC 1931
NGC 1931 observed with 10” Newton
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