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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 346 - Inst: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Andrew Wood <bandawood@bigpond.com>
Observer: Andrew Wood
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Nov 21 1998; 11:40UT
Location of site: Mt Keira (Lat 34S, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 55x
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC 346
Category: Open cluster. Reflection nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Tuc
Data: mag 10.3  size 14 min
Position: RA 0:59.1  DEC -72:11
Description:
Resembles a large spiral galaxy with a bright nucleus, which I presume is the open cluster. Addition of the UHC filter shows fainter outlying nebulosity, and the bright central open cluster region is less well defined.
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