(IAAC) Fwd: Lunar Occultation of Open Cluster in Sgr

From Sky & Telescope's Website... An event of interest to both
occultation timers (for fun or science) and deep-sky observers.

Note that this cluster is actually quite rich, at photographic
mag 7.6, with some 60 stars mags 9 to 13. It is about 2/3 of
the way from M8 to the double globular just above the "spout".

Clear skies!
Lew Gramer

-----Original Message-----

Starting around 3:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on the 14th, the tiny
open star cluster NGC 6520 in Sagittarius emerges from behind the
dark limb of the waning Moon (just past last-quarter phase) for
observers along the [North American] Eastern Seaboard. The cluster's
members are 8th magnitude and fainter, so an 8-inch or larger tele-
scope will probably be needed to see individual stars popping into
view during a 10-minute period. Here's more about other lunar
occultations that will take place during 2004:

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