(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1647 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor

Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell@wtnord.net>
Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 6 Oct 2005: 0130 UT
Location of site: Stockholm, Sweden (Lat 59:33, Elev 61m/200ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor
Magnification: x40, x80
Object(s): NGC 1647
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Taurus
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA c. 4hr:50m  DEC +16:
x40 shows a wavy x with a lot of stars
wrapped around the middle of these coordinates,
a small double star or close binary toward the
lower part.  As you stare, the background fills
with more stars in the middle, with a consequent
glow if you use the Deep Sky filter. Many outliers. 
Faint: you have to know where this one is, about 4 
degrees NW of Aldebaran. You pick it up by sweeping
around the area,possibly with a filter on,
or with an Erfel. 
Optional related URLs: http://www.geocities.com/kentauruscom/NAR_home.htm
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