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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 654 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2006/09/01 6h21 UT
Location of site: Coaticook (Qc), Canada (Lat 45.14°, Elev 420m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 654
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 6.5  size 5.0'
Position: RA 01:44.0  DEC 61:53
Description:
In Cassiopeia, at ~ ¾ ° N of NGC 663. This open cluster is presented in the form
of a star agglomeration located at the N of HD 10494 (magv = 7,3). Although no
star belonging to NGC 654 was observed individually, I notice without
difficulties the small luminous spot very close to HD 10494. NGC 654 presents
"V" shape, pointing towards HD 10494. Size of the object are rather reduced, but
more important than NGC 659. The open clusters NGC 663, NGC 659, Tr 1 and M103
in the same FOV. 
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