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(IAAC) Obj: NGC2489 - Inst: 56CM, f/4.1, DOB



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01152002/21:55EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f/4.1, DOB
Magnification: 104x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC2489
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2m
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 7.9v  size 8.0'
Position: RA 07:55.2  DEC -30:04.2
Description:
104x - 40 stars from 11.1 to dimmer than 13v. Approximately 16 11-12 mag stars.
There are several short arcs with stars seeming to be graduated from brighter
to dim at the other end. The cluster stands out strongly from a rich background.
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