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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 225 - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT, EQ fork mount



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: October 5, 2002, 9:00pm EST
Location of site: near Curby, IN, USA (Lat 38 N, Elev 780 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, EQ fork mount
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 225
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 1 p n
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 7.0  size 12.0'
Position: RA 00:43  DEC +61:47
Description:
At 100x (20mm Ultrascopic), NGC 225 consists of 30 stars in a 15' area.  The
cluster is very open with little ventral concentration.  Half of the stars are
of a similar bright magnitude.  A prominent chain of 5 bright stars and 1 very
dim star meanders N/S along the cluster's eastern border.  Just west of this 
chain, most of the remaining stars form a triangle, with the apex pointed to
the south.
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