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(IAAC) Obj: King 15 - 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, 9:30pm 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): King 15
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 4 2 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag ?  size 1.5'
Position: RA 00:33  DEC +61:51
Description:
At 100x (20mm Ultrascopic, 30' true field), is a very faint, 2' spray of 4 or 5
stars which are just resolved with averted vision.  A suggestion of unresolved
members is present.  A bright foreground(?) star (mag 8.4, MegaStar5)interferes
with observation.
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