(IAAC) Obj: NGC752, 56 And - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L. SChart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/11/99 11:53 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31d, Elev 600')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC752, 56 And 
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A large, fairly open cluster filling the FOV at low power. Located to northish 
side is a wide-space pair of red or orange stars. I later saw in S&T (Oct 1999, 
p119), that this is 56 And, indeed a double star. In the cluster, there are 
several chains of stars, notablly an arc running roughly N/S in a zig-sag manner. 
There were also 3 rows of 3-4 stars each forming  an arrowhead pointing to this 
arc. Going to 48x resolves more stars - I counted a total of 65, including 
several doubles and one possible triple.
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