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M 38

M 38

Drawing data

M 38 Aur OC
NGC 1907 Aur OC
NGC 1931 Aur DN
IC 417 Aur DN
Date(s) of observation:
2011.09.30/31. Ágasvár
2011.10.01/02. Ágasvár
2011.12.25/26. Kerepes
2012.02.25/26. Kerepes
2012.03.15/16. Ágasvár
2012.03.16/17. Ágasvár
Place(s) of observation:
Ágasvár, Kerepes
Telescope(s) used:
4" f/4 Newtonian (Dobson)
Enlargement(s) used:
16x (25mm Plössl)
Field size:
Author / Observer:
Peter Kiss


I like the central part of Auriga very much. Besides the huge Messier open clusters many tiny but spectacular open clusters and a variety of diffuse nebulae are hiding here. This is a very suitable place for small aperture wide field drawings where you can compose beautiful fields like this one. A tiny gem, NGC 1907 is hiding in the shadows of M 38. The small open cluster is elogated but shows no signs of resolution due to the small enlargement. Two diffuse nebulae fit into the field: the compact and brighter NGC 1931 and the bigger but still not that faint IC 417.

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