(IAAC) Obj: NGC 129 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars
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Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 129 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars
From: Ante Perkovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 20 Aug 2004 18:38:34 -0000
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>
Moon presence: Severe - full or very near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 129
Category: Open cluster.
Data: mag 6.5 size 21'
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.
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.