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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 281 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. SChart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/26/99 8:49 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31d, Elev 600')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <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): NGC 281
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Eight fairly bright stars form an elongated diamond shape. On the southwestern 
side, five of these formed a Y-shaped asterism. A scattering of very faint stars, 
abouot 20 that I could detect, form a backdrop. Listed as a cluster with nebula, 
however I could not detect any nebula.
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