(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1857 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/29/98 12:28 am CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 27x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 1857
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Continuing to star-hop from the last observation, I soon located this cluster
near lambde Aur. Much more obviously a cluster than the last, I counted 17 stars
covering about 3'4 degree field.
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