(IAAC) Obj: NGC 663 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars

Observation Poster: Ante Perkovic <albirejo_without_j@vip.hr>
Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 12th 2003
Location of site: Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 663 
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Data: mag 7.1  size 16'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Small "nebulosity", no stars resolvable (I ussualy see ~ 4 stars,
when there is no Moon). Less than 1o o the west of the cluster is
a bow of three 6 mag *.
The cluster looks *much* better than M103 that is just 1.5o away.
What was wrong with Messier when he choose M103 over NGC663?
The moon was 50oaway and it was moderately cloudy.
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