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(IAAC) Obj: NGC6629 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@belsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10112001/21:28EST
Location of site: Scopeville KS (Lat 38:30, Elev ?)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <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, 314x
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): NGC6629
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 m
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 4.6v  size 27.0'
Position: RA 18:27.7  DEC +06:34
Description:
55x - Stream of sters from NNE to SSW. 30 stars with a background rich
in faint milkyway stars.
117x - 50-60 stars are promenant against the haze of galatic stars.
There are 4 long strings of background stars that are interesting features.
203x - Not productive power. 
Summery: 55x is the best power for an overview. The faint background
detail is best seen with 203x, 314 is too dim and the scale is too large.
Note of interest: The bright stars vary from 23ly to 10,872ly. While
the cluster appears to be a gathering of stars, the Tyco data dispels
that theory. NGC6629 is just a random scattering of the milkyway.
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