(IAAC) Obj: Basel 1 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/18/1998  23.55 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Basel 1
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sct
Data: mag 8.9  size 9'
Position: RA 18:48  DEC -05:50
Poor cluster near M 11, located in the middle of an asterism of 4 magnitude
6 to 7 stars and hard to spot in the surrounding starfields.
About a dozen or so stars. A not so well known cluster but the surrounding
starfields in Scutum are great for sweeping with a low power and wide angle
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