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(IAAC) Obj: NGC2353 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/31/01 8:50 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 58x, 80x, 120x, 170x, 203x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC2353
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
A larger, scattered cluster than the other NGCs I looked at tonight. I
counted 35 stars. There is a rather bright star at the southwestern edge and
another to the northeast. The first is blue and the second yellow, providing
a touch of color. There is a fairly wide-spaced pair near to the second
star.
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