(IAAC) Obj: Dolidze 27 - Inst: 10-inch, f/4.5, Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Mitchell Diers <deltacassopeiae@hotmail.com>
Observer: Mitchell Diers
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 12, 2002 End of Evening Astronomical Twilight and Midnight
Location of site: Turlock, CA (Lat 120deg.50min, Elev 167 ft.)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10-inch, f/4.5, Dobsonian
Magnification: 44x, 118x, and 178x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Dolidze 27
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Just a few Stars
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Data: mag ?  size 25'
Position: RA 16:37  DEC -8:56
At 44x Dolidze 27 is an open cluster and is widely spreaded out.  About 10 bright stars make up this loose cluster of stars and only several dim stars.  There are three bright stars that are easy to see that run from the south-east.  These three stars are the brightes in this cluster.  This cluster was easy to find and is only about 2 degrees away from Zeta Ophiuchi northward.
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