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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1245 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor



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Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell@wtnord.net>
Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 8 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: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor
Magnification: x40
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 1245
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Perseus
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA c. 3hr:8m  DEC +46:
Description:
This vicinity gives me an impression of 
"double-double” strings of star clusters,
jumping off from Sigma Perseii and dropping 
SE, then worming out to the E of Sigma. 
Extremely rich area near the belt of course.
Very nice on this above average night for 
this country, this time of year.
Meteorological note: Sweden in general has 
been experiencing more clear nights than usual
Sep-Oct. Cloud patterns often are roll clouds 
out of S and SW, meaning large shear, jet
stream cirrus mare’s tails, and other fair 
weather signs, all high up. Air temp is higher
than usual. Clear days and nights are not 
usual here day on end. This may have something
to do with the South Atlantic storm cycle 
which is pushing warm air strong and hard up 
over the northern part of Europe from the 
Atlantic coastal highs, negating the Greenland
lows. But it must be a push of warm water,
as well along the Gulf Stream. No clouds 
are condensing over the Greenland Low like
they usually do this time of year, which 
in turn normally blankets Sweden in heavy 
rolls of slow moving clouds.  
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