Re: (IAAC) Obj: CO519+409 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob
William L. Schart wrote:
> Observer: William L. Schart
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 9/29/98 12:23 am CDT
> Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
> Site classification: Suburban
> Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
> Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
> Magnification: 27x, 48x, 72x, 120x
> Filter(s): none
> Object(s): CO519+409
> Category: Open cluster.
> Constellation: Aur
> Data: mag size
> Position: RA : DEC :
> An extremely small cluster. I would have never recognized it, but for the obvious
> asterisms nearby. Near phi Aur is a V-shpaed asterism of 7 stars. Off the point
> of this is a small triangle. This is the cluster. There was a hint of very faint
> stars with averted vision, but this might have been imagination.
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I need to learn my Greek alphabet better, that should be "Rho Aur."
Sorry for any confusion.