(IAAC) Obj: M102, NGC 7654 - Inst: ETX60

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 9:18 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: ETX60
Magnification: 14x, 39x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M102, NGC 7654
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 02:24  DEC +61:36
A rather loose, wide system comprised of several chains of stars. Again, the view may have been hindered by the thin clouds moving through. I could perhaps name this the Killeen Zip cluster, because the NGC number duplicates the first 4 numbers of the various Killeen zipcodes.
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