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(IAAC) Obj: Cr399 - Inst: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)



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Observation Poster: Gary A. Weston <peepsquack@hotmail.com>
Observer: Gary A. Weston
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/10/02 10pm EST
Location of site: Stellafane - Springfield Vt. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)
Magnification: 71.4x, 78.1x, 96.15x, 131.6x (+2x barlow)
Filter(s): 
Object(s): Cr399
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Trumpler Class: 33m-
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 4.80  size 90.0' 
Position: RA 19:25  DEC 20:11
Description:
Distance:  4.2E+0002 light years 
Age: 2.00e8
Brocchi's Cluster - The cluster itself was larger than the view my 35mm could provide.  Cr399 is an open field of white pearls. Rather sparse of dimmer background stars. What appeared to be a piece of space junk(?) flew across my field of view at very high speed, it could have been a perseid but I doubt it.
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