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(IAAC) Obj: ngc1907 - Inst: 4",f9.8 refractor



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Observer: Wayne French
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10-24-1998/11:30EST
Location of site: Broad Creek Memorial Scout Camp (Lat 394141N, Elev 400ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4",f9.8 refractor
Magnification: 50x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): ngc1907
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Auriga
Data: mag 8.21  size 7.0'
Position: RA 05:27  DEC 35:18
Description:
In hutting for M38 I came across a small dim patch next to two mag 9 
stars. About 1 degree east of M38. After getting several opinions and 
checking the charts we concluded that I found NGC1907 Although this 
object is listed with a mag of 8.2 it is at the limit of my 4" 
achromats seeing ability. It was nothing more than a small light 
patch just to the north west of stars Tycho 2411-1103-1 and 
HD 281143. No individual stars were resolved, just a general brightening
in the area.
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