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(IAAC) Obj: Cr 62 - 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: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Cr 62
Category: Open cluster
Class:
Constellation: Aur
Data: mag 4.2  size 28'
Position:
Description:
The cluster surrounds a 5.5-mag *. Although a magnitude of 4.2
sounds quite impressive, I never (this night or any other night)
saw _anything_ here. Typical Collinder cluster. :(
To find it, go from Mu Aur over to Lambda Aur and half a step 
more in the same direction.