(IAAC) Obj: IC 4665 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/119/02  11:52 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 60x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): IC 4665
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:36  DEC 01:00
Overall this has a sort of tirangular or A shape. There are 2 cross bars to the A: the northern most one has an extension looping around to the west, ending with a triangular asterism of 3 faint stars.  The second crossbar is south of this; a traingle formed by 2 stars in the legs of the A with a third a bit south of the line through these 2. The bottom of the A is also closed off by 2 stars in the middle, which together with the middle star of the second  bar, form an east-pointing isoseles triangle. I was able to count 21 stars, perhaps in darker skies more would be visible.
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