Moon and M45

Moon and M45

Moon and M45
Moon Occultation of M45
Sketch and Details by Ferenc Lovró

I was very fortunate that we had a clear night when this rare event occurred; we had only a couple of such evenings this winter so far. The 50% Moon was on the Southern side of the Pleiades. The star you may notice near the Moon was visible only for about 5-10 minutes, before it was covered by our little brother.

Location: Nádasdladány, Hungary
Observer: Ferenc Lovró
Moon occultation of M45 (Open cluster)
Also known as: Pleiades, NGC 1432, NGC 1435
Right ascension: 3h 48m; Declination: 24° 12′
Constellation: Taurus
Date/time: 2010.02.21 19:00 UT
Equipment: 12″ f/5 Newtonian Scope
FoV: 1° 1′ Magnification and filter(s): 45x
Seeing: 5/10 Transparency: 3/5


One thought on “Moon and M45”

  1. Ferenc,

    An impressive sketch and I would imagine a lovely view in a 12 inch scope.

    Frank 🙂

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