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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC6629 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200



Is Scopeville that name of an actual town in Kansas or is it your club's 
darksky site?
Willliam
On Thursday, January 3, 2002, at 09:16 PM, Apache User wrote:
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> Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@belsouth.net>
>
> Observer: Jim Anderson
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 10112001/21:28EST
> Location of site: Scopeville KS (Lat 38:30, Elev ?)
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
> Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
> Magnification: 117x, 203x, 314x
> Filter(s): O-III
> Object(s): NGC6629
> Category: Open cluster.
> Class: III 2 m
> Constellation: Oph
> Data: mag 4.6v  size 27.0'
> Position: RA 18:27.7  DEC +06:34
> Description:
> 55x -  Stream of sters from NNE to SSW. 30 stars with a background rich 
> in faint milkyway stars.
>
> 117x - 50-60 stars are promenant against the haze of galatic stars 
> There are 4
> long strings of background stars that are interesting features.
>
> 203x - Not productive power.
>
> Summery: 55x is the best power for an overview. The faint background 
> detail is
> best seen with 203x, 314 is too dim and the scale is too large.
>
> Note of interest: The bright stars vary from 23ly to 10,872ly. While 
> the cluster appears to be a gathering of stars, the Tyco data dispels 
> that theory. NGC6629 is just a random scattering of the milkyway.
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