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(IAAC) Obj: Star 18 from Harrington, Pakan's 3 - Inst: Tal 200K Klevtzov-Cassegrain



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Observation Poster: M.M.H. Heijen <mm94@planet.nl>
Observer: M.M.H. Heijen
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 02-02-2002
Location of site: Landgraaf (Lat 50.55N, Elev 6.03E)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Tal 200K Klevtzov-Cassegrain
Magnification: 62,5
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Star 18 from Harrington, Pakan's 3
Category: Asterism.
Class: 
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 9 to 10  size 35' 
Position: RA 06:53  DEC -10:08
Description:
This is a string of stars in Monoceros that form a "3" but then in mirrored
view. It is not to difficult to spot, but you need a good finder chart, starting
of at Sirius. The string consists of 15 stars abouth magnitude 9 or 10
which together form the mirrored "3". The brightness is average, the size
is abouth 35'. The asterism stands out very well from its surroundings.
Philip S. Harrington describes the asterism in his book "The Deep Sky, an
introduction". He gives a good descripton how to find it.
For a drawing visit my website"
http://home.planet.nl/~heije257
http://home.planet.nl/~heije257
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