Small Treasure of Auriga

Object Name M37 in Auriga
Object Type Open Cluster
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 04.01.2011
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Meade SCT 8” f/10 with 40mm Willam Optics SWAN
Seeing 3/5
Transparency 3/5
NELM 4,5 mag

We didn’t have much good weather in Poland last time.
Yesterday we had only 2-3 hours of quite nice sky and I used this time to made this sketch.

Cluster was clearly visible from the edge to center. Background of object was little lighter than surroundings.
Around cluster there was little number of stars (only brightest) because of low transparence and near lights dispersed in the fog.

Clear sky

One thought on “Small Treasure of Auriga”

  1. Łukasz

    Nice sketching of this fine open cluster under less than ideal conditions.

    Frank 🙂

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