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(IAAC) Obj: NGC381 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10212000-00:05EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 36:21, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <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): NGC381
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 9.3v  size 6.0'
Position: RA 01:08.3  DEC +61:35
Description:
117X - A small glowing patch with a bright star imbedded in it. A hook shaped
stream of stars lying to the near north and a staggered stream to the SW
running NNE-SSW with a bright star teminating the string to the west.
2103X - The glowing spot is well resolve. The bright star must be foregroung
star, because all the cluster stars are near the same magnitude. They are too
dim to see color. There is 9 7-10 mag stars and aprox 50 dimmer down to 11-12
mag. The cluster is loose, illdefined scattering of stars.
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