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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 663 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)



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Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 11/16/01 10:30pm PDT
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 30x, 60x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 663
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 7.1  size 16'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
It lies in the same FOV (22x) as the M103.  Another dimmer OC popped up at 30x
(more later).  Counted at 20 stars at 60x.  The sky background of the OC looked 
gray while outside the cluster is black!  The dimmer OC I saw (not on my chart) 
turned out to be a 5' NGC 654.  Curiously, it is listed at mag 6.5, supposedly 
brighter than NGC 663!
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