(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7243 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot Mount

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 20 Dec 98
Location of site: White Tank Mts. near Phoenix (Lat +33, Elev 1600 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot Mount
Magnification: 60X, 100X, 150X, 220X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7243
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: LAC
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Obvious cluster even in 11X80 finder.  Bright,
large, pretty rich, pretty compressed.  At 100X, 58 stars counted
with a nice double star that is just split in the middle of
the cluster.  The stars are mags 9...13, but the stars are in
clumps, not a smooth distribution.
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