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(IAAC) Obj: "Little Cassiopeia" asterism - Inst: 12x45 binoculars



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 13th 2003, 21:45h.
Location of site: Kasjuni beach, Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): "Little Cassiopeia"
Category: Asterism
Class:
Constellation: Draco
Data: Size 15'
Position: 18:34:47 +72:32:09
Description:
Around 1 degree E-SE from Chi Draconis, I found a small asterism that
reminds me of the constellation Cassiopeia. 5 of the brightest stars
are between mags 6.8 and 8.6. (HD173127, HD172783, HD172922, HD172611,
SAO9173). A nearby star with m=8.7 spoils the impression a little bit.