(IAAC) Obj: NGC659 - 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>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 120mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial ("Lukrica")
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC659
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 7.9  size 5'
Very small, with 2 individual stars and a "nebulosity" of unresolved
stars that is clearly visible just 3 days before the full moon!
The cluster is around 10' NE of star 44 Cas (m=5.8).