(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1662 - Inst: 7" Maksutov on altaz. field tripod


Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999 January 28/29 21:00UT
Location of site: Univ. London Observatory, Mill Hill, London. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.5 - 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 7" Maksutov on altaz. field tripod
Magnification: x178
Object(s): NGC 1662
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Orion
Data: mag   size ~20.0'
Position: RA 04:48  DEC +10:56
A fairly loose cluster of about 10 - 15 stars visible in these
conditions, probably best seen at low powers.  The main feature is an
asterism vaguely resembling a Greek capital Sigma, with two other
brightish stars (~mag 8-9) visible to the north-west of it.  Very
humble, but worth hunting out.
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