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(IAAC) Obj: NGC7243 - 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: 08222001-02:01EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
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, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117X - 
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC7243
Category: Open cluster.
Class: IV 2 p
Constellation: Lac
Data: mag 6.4v  size 21.0'
Position: RA 22:15.4  DEC +49:53
Description:
117X - NGC7243 is loosely scattered, but with some of it's stars in a stream of
9-12 mag stars running ESE-WNW. There may be as many as 75 stars from 8.5 to
dimmer than 12 mag. The cluster is relatively sparse over 21' circle. Many of
the stars are relatively brighter than the background making the cluster
standout.
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