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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 189 - 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, 10:10pm 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: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, EQ fork mount
Magnification: 135x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 189
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 1 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 8.8  size 3.7'
Position: RA 00:40  DEC +61:06
Description:
At 135x (15mm Panoptic, 30' true field), NGC 189 is a 7'x6' cluster, aligned 
E/W, of two dozen scattered stars displaying a range of magnitudes to the edge
of resolution.  Though there is little centralization, the cluster is well
separated from the field.
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