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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2396 - Inst: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: March 13, 2004, 04:05 UT
Location of site: southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38 N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking
Magnification: 75x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2396
Category: Open cluster.
Class: IV 1 m
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 7.4  size 10.0'
Position: RA 07h:28m  DEC -11d:43m
Description:
At 75x (24 mm Ultima, 41' field) NGC 2396 was a faint, scattered group not 
well separated from the field.  Two dozen stars were visible with direct vision 
in a 7'x4' NW/SE area.  This OC is on the Herschel II list.
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