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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1502 - Inst: 7" Maksutov on altaz. field tripod



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Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999 January 28/29 20:00UT
Location of site: Univ. London Observatory, Mill Hill, London. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.5 - 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 7" Maksutov on altaz. field tripod
Magnification: x178
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 1502
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Data: mag   size ~8.0'
Position: RA 04:07  DEC +62:20
Description:
A pleasant OC of 20 - 25 scattered members, centred around 2 brightish
yellowey stars (estimated mag.6 - 6.5).  OC observation seems to be
the only sort of deep sky work really possible (apart from double
stars) possible from this appallingly light-polluted site.
Nevertheless, this is quite an impressive, and quite (angularly) large
cluster, well worth a look.
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Incidently, this is my first look through a Maksutov, and I am very impressed! 
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