Sunday, September 01, 1991

using the setting circles (Muskokas)

The apparent diameter of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, fills the entire field at 70x, i.e. the 26mm eyepiece. Messier 31.
Instrument: Celestron 8-inch SCT
Mount: Vixen Super Polaris
Method: star hopping
Used the setting circles to examine the open double clusters of Perseus. [ed: Also known as Caldwell 14. The individual objects are NGC 869 and 884.]

Also looked at the Pleiades. Messier 45 (M45)