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(IAAC) Obj: Dolidze 17 - Inst: 10" f/6 Newt



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Observer: Susan C. French
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 17-Mar-1997, 9:25 PM EST
Location of site: Glenville, NY (Lat 42.9, Elev 990 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: good <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: fair <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/6 Newt
Magnification: 9mm Nagler
Filter(s): 
Object(s): Dolidze 17
Category: Open cluster
Class: 
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 05:22.4  DEC +07:07
Description:
Five 8th mag stars plus about a dozen faint to very faint stars in a
loose open cluster about 16' across.  The 5 brightest stars are
arranged in a nearly rectangular trapezoid that is three to four times
longer than wide.  3 of the stars form the base of the trapezoid and
the other two mark the top corners.  The base runs SSW-NNE.
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