(IAAC) Obj: NGC2420 - Inst: 30cm SCT

Observation Poster: Jim Anderrson <nadmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderrson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11172001/00:45EST
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat 36:41, Elev 3400')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <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): NGC2420
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 8.3  size 10'
Position: RA 07:38.5  DEC +21:34
138.5X - This cluster is doninated by a looping stream of brighter stars running generally e-w. There are a multitude of threshold stars that create the appearance of a very dim, weak globular cluster.
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