(IAAC) Obj: Czernik 43 - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT, fork

Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/6/2002   11:40pm 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: 58x
Object(s): Czernik 43
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 1 p 
Constellation: Cep
Data: mag   size 13.0'
Position: RA 23:26  DEC +61:18
At 58x (35mm Ultima, 50' tfov):  Czernik 43 is a large, 15'x10, generally oval
shaped group oriented NE/SW.  A line of its three brightest members(?) runs
NE/SW along along the clusters NW border.  Forty stars in a wide range of
magnitudes to the edge of resolution are loosely scattered across the area.
M52 is visible in the same field (a few minutes to the NNW).
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