(IAAC) Obj: IC 4665 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-25/26, 05:15 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.8 (zenith), intermittent haze
Seeing: 5 (out of 10 highest) - mediocre
Moon up: yes, 50% (not visible at site)
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: ic4665
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 4.2  size 41'
RA/DE: 17h46m  +05o43m
A pretty grouping of 10 stars, mags 7 to 10, which formed a tiny
"Grus-like" or lambda shaped asterism, pointing due N. IC4665 was
VERY easily found, just NE of the E "shoulder star" (beta) of Oph.
An intriguing and - I suspect - oft overlooked binocular target!