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(IAAC) Obj: NGC1582 - Inst: 120mm f/8.33 refractor



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: March 15th 2003
Location of site: Perkovic, near Sibenik, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 120mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial ("Lukrica" :)
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC1582
Category: Open cluster
Class:
Constellation: Per
Data: mag 7.0  size 37'
Position:
Description:
The most prominent stars in the cluster remind me of a snake. I see 2
arcs of 3 * each, and a small "head" at the end of one of the arcs.
Something like this:
 ..    <-- 2 stars
 (    <-- 3 stars, central one is a nice double
  )   <-- 3 stars
The cluster can be found between the "Kids" (triangle of mag 3 stars
in Auriga, near Capella) and Perseus.