(IAAC) Obj: BrocchiUs cluster RThe CoathangerS Cr399 - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 70X, 120x, 
Filter(s): none
Object(s): BrocchiUs cluster RThe CoathangerS Cr399
Category: Asterism.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Easily spotted in binocs, which are actually the best instrument to
observe this. Long though to be an open cluster, recent article in Sky
& Telescope (Skiff Jan 1998, pp 65-7) uses data from Hipparcos to
show that this is really just an asterism.
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