(IAAC) Obj: IC 4756 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/4/01 10:37 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 58x, 80x, 120x, 170x, 203x
Object(s): IC 4756
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
This sprawled beyond the FOV with the 35mm, so I popped in the 35MM. Here it filled almost the entire FOV. It seemed to have a 6-fold symmetry, with concentrations of stars forming the 3 axes crossint at approximaetly 60 degrees to each other.  At the south there was a double star which i ID as STF 2375, a tight pair with a separation of 2". I could barely split this at 200X.
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