[Prev][Next][Index][Thread][Search][Objects]

(IAAC) Obj: NGC 129 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 13th 2003.
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: Severe - full or very near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 129
Category: Open cluster.
Class:
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 6.5  size 21'
Position:
Description:
Quite a small "nebulosity" (haze of unresolved stars) with
3 to 4 barely visible stars.
I found it just by looking around.
Midway between Alpha Cas (Caph) and Gamma Cas, there are 
2 bright stars stretching in the same direction as the
line connecting Alpha and Gamma Cas.
The cluster is N of the star that's closer to Caph.
P.S.
I watched this cluster a year later with the same instrument, but 
under 5.7-mag skies. I wrote down exactly the same note for it.