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(IAAC) Obj: NGC436 - 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: 11222000-22:57EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 36:21, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 55X, 117X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC436
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 m
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 8.8v  size 5.0'
Position: RA 01:15.6  DEC +58:49
Description:
55X  - @ 11.5 and a 12 mag star make an almost equalateral triangle with a scattering of dimmer star in the immediate area of the triangle. 
117X - In an 6' circle including the triange there may be as many as 30 faint (11-13 mag) stars. The triangle is the prominent feature of the cluster, but there is a bright grouping of stars just at the EESE edge of the cluster 
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