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(IAAC) Obj: Markarian 50 (Basel 3) - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT, fork



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/6/2002   11:17pm EST
Location of site: southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38n, Elev 780 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, fork
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): Markarian 50 (Basel 3)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 1 p n
Constellation: Cep
Data: mag 8.5  size 5.0'
Position: RA 23:15  DEC 60:28
Description:
At 100x (20mm Ultrascopic, 30' tfov):  Markarian 50 consists of five stars in
a shallow arc open to the NE and trending from SSE to NNW.  The two brightest
cluster stars mark the opposite ends of the arc.
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