Basic object information
Object name: Mel 25
Popular name: Hyades
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 0.5
Size: 330.0'
Number of stars: 40
Magnitude of brightest star: 3.4
Object classification: II 3 m
Description: vvB,vvL,irr
Notes: Taurus moving cluster;Aldebaran not a member

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 04h 27m 00.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +16 00' 00"
Constellation: Taurus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.9.2009 2:00

Telescope: Naked eye

Magn: 1x
Field: -'
Background sky: 4 (20.3)Visuality: I

NE Lim.mag: 6.5
Seeing: 3
Height: 35

Weather: +11C, moist

Naked eye limiting magnitude test under the light polluted 20.3 mag/arcsec suburban sky. There are some stars fainter than 6.5 mag but some brighter also is missing. Three "doubles" visible. Height only 35 deg.