(IAAC) Obj. NGC 225 - Instr: 8" f/6 Newtonian reflector

Observer: Chuck Layton
Your skill:  Intermediate
Date and UT of observation:  12/25/97   0330 U.T.
Location & latitude:  Tacoma, WA   48N
Site classification:  Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual):  4.2 (zenith)
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst to best):  4/5
Moon up (phase?):  no
Instrument:  8” f/6 Newtonian
Magnification:  38X , 76X
Filters used:  none
Object:  NGC 225
Category:  Open cluster
Constellation:  Cassiopeia
Object data:  Mag. 7.0 , size 12’
RA/DE:  00h43.4m / +61o47’
Description:  Easy to locate.  Approximately 15 - 20 stars of fairly equal
brightness well separated from the surrounding star field.  Some of the
brighter stars form arcs and angled figures in this cluster.  No sign of any
nebulosity mentioned in the Webb book but that’s not a big surprise here at
street light central!  No sign of dimmer background stars.  Two sets of double
stars are obvious in the central portion of the cluster.