Messier 67 (M 67)
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On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 67 in
the constellation Cancer / Crab.
Cancer / Crab belongs to the constellations that I do not really know.
At the bottom left of this constellation, right next to the star alpha Canceri,
there is, in addition to the open star cluster M
44, a further, smaller open star cluster
called M 67 (15' - 20', according to different authors), which I observed
at the end of March 2017 for the first time ever.
Size: 15'/20' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 3000 light years
M 67 in Cancer/Crab
My Own Observations
Observations End of March to May 2017
- March 29, 2017 (Mühlhausen/Kraichgau: Heritage
P130 on GoTo mount): M
but details forgotten; as far as I remember, the cluster was not very bright.
- April 29, 2017 (Mühlhausen/Kraichgau: Explorer
150PDS on GoTo mount): M
67 beautiful, but relatively faint
- May 5, 2017 (ditto): M 67 seen only faintly, probably because
of the moon light
- May 14, 2017 (ditto): M 67 found
Observations March 2018
- March 20, 2018 (Erkerode: TS binoculars): M
67 seen faintly
Observations May 2018
- May 6, 2018 (Mühlhausen/Kraichgau: TS binoculars): M
67 seen very faintly
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