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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 129 - 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, 10:40pm 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: 50x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 129
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 2 m
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 6.5  size 21.0'
Position: RA 00:30  DEC +60:13
Description:
At 50x (40mm Optiluxe, 73' true field), NGC 129 is a large, 30' OC moderately
concentrated arouns a triangle of three bright stars in the SE quadrant.  Looks
like salt which has splashed and fanned out to the NW.  Very lovely.
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