(IAAC) Obj: NGC1444 - Inst: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01212001-19:00EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200
Magnification: 117X, 203X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC1444
Category: Open cluster.
Class: IV 1 p
Constellation: Per
Data: mag 6.6v  size 4.0'
Position: RA 03:49.5  DEC +52:40
117X - Looks like a brighter area of the milkyway.
203X - Double star (E446) 6.7 & 6.8mag surrounded by a ring of 10 11-12mag stars. I t is imposible to determine which are cluster stars and which are background stars. It looks like a random grouping of the milkyway.
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