(IAAC) Obj: NGC663 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars

  Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: August 12th 2003
Location of site: Tugare, near Split, Croatia (Lat 43.4 N, Elev 250m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.7 <Limiting magnitude>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC663
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 7.1  size 16'
Two very dense, bright groups of 2 or 3 stars separated by 4'. Line 
connecting them is oriented towards star Ruchbah. Glow of fainter stars 
forms 5'x15' ellipse, with line connecting 2 bright groups representing 
shorter axes.