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(IAAC) Obj: NGC7296 - 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: 08242001-23:54EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117X, 203X
Filter(s): `None
Object(s): NGC7296
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 p
Constellation: Lac
Data: mag 9.7  size 4.0'
Position: RA 22:28.2  DEC +52:17
Description:
117X - A few bright stars, but generally difficult to distinguish from the
background. One bright star of 11.9 magin the eastern edge dominates the
cluster.
203X - Added power resolves a few more stars. This object is relatively
dificult except for 2 streams of brighter stars. One stream nearly straight
with 4 stars oriented NW-SE. The second stream is curved with the cusp pointed
northward with the 11.9 mag star being at the east end. At the SE end of the
first stream are 2 faint arcs fanning open toward the SSW.
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