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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 654 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 11/22/01 7:10 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 78x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 654
Category: Open cluster. Planetary nebula. Emission nebula. Reflection nebula. Dark nebula. Supernova remnant. Asterism. Multiple star. Variable star. Cluster of galaxies. Group of galaxies. Extragalactic HII. Extragalactic O-B. Extragalactic glob. Other.
Class: 
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 01:44  DEC +61:54
Description:
Another OC in Cas. It looked kind of mushroom shaped to me, or perhaps an umbrella. The main part of the cluster is sort of semicircular shaped, fairly dense, with 6 relatively bright stars outlining the shape - the corners, base and top of the arc. 3 more stars form the stem of the ‘room or handle of the umbrella. Behind all this is a faint scattering of lesser stars.
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