(IAAC) Obj: NGC1857 - Inst: 30cm SCT

Observation Poster: Jim Anderrson <nadmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderrson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11152001/00:55EST
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat 36:41, Elev 3400')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm SCT
Magnification: 55X, 117X, 138.5X, 203X, 254X, 314X
Filter(s): UHC, O-III
Object(s): NGC1857
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 7.0  size 5'
Position: RA 05:20.2  DEC +39:21
138.5X - A redish star near the center with a sweeping arc sterting above (N)
the red star extending toward 11:00 o'clock (NNW). The rest of the stars are
too dim to show color. They all just look white.
254X --  There are many dim stars that require averted vision. It is not
possible to detrmine if they are cluster or background stsrs.
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