Basic object information
Name: M 45
Type of object: Bright nebula
Magnitude: 1.2
Size: 100.0'
Number of stars: 100
Magnitude of brightest star: 2.9
Object classification: I 3 r n
Description: vvB,vL,brilliant naked eye cluster,neb inv
Notes: Pleiades,nebys NGC 1432 and 1435 involved

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 03h 47m 00.0s
Declination: +24 07' 00"
Constellation: Taurus

Basic object information
Name: Venus
Type of object: Planet
Magnitude: -4.4
Phase: 0.476
Phase angle: 92.8
Elongation: 45.9
Diameter: 25.21"

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 4/5.4.2004 22:20

Telescope: Dobson 110/805mm

Magn: 25x


Field: 2˚

NE Lim.mag: 4

Background sky: 5

Seeing: 3

Height: 18,5
Visuality: I
Weather: 0C, full moon

A beautiful sight in western sky; Venus is passing Pleiades. This was a good change to test my homemade travelscope (aka Talson). I used 32mm eyepiece which gives 25x and a huge 2˚ field. With this magnification Venus is only a very bright "star" without clear phase...and Pleiades...check sketch out.