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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3532 (Cr 238, Mel 103) - Inst: 8" f/10 SCT, 60mm refractor



Observer: Celso Montalvo
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Peru, South America
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: Dark (not noted)
Seeing: Not noted
Moon presence: None - moon not up
Instrument: 8" f/10 SCT, 60mm refractor
Magnification: 50x, 80x
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): NGC 3532 (Cr 238, Mel 103)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 1 m
Constellation: Car
Data: Mag 3.0 7.08m*; size 55' round
Position: 1106.4 -5839
Description:
01 April 2000: Looking with the C8 and 40mm (50x) NGC3532 (C91) is an
astounding object with more than 200 faint stars with a "UFO" form, four
brighter stars in the middle and a great deal of stars in the backdrop. My
60mm refractor shows some more than 50 stars with the 10 mm eyepiece [80x].
This object is very dense and tight.
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[See also a much earlier log by this observer with the 60mm refractor.]
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