(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2563 & NGC 2562 - Inst: 10" F/6.3 SCT


Observer: Jeffrey Edmonds
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 20March99 0307UT
Location of site: Manhattan, KS (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/6.3 SCT
Magnification: 96x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2563 & NGC 2562
Category: Cluster of galaxies.
Class: both SO
Constellation: CnC
Data: mag 12.8  size 
Position: RA 008:20  DEC 2104:
Both 2562 & 2563 were considerably dim. Both are part of the cancer cluster
of galaxies. The radial velocity is roughly 4863 Km/s placing the cluster at 
a considerable distance. I could see both in the same field of a 26mm. Didn't
 really have time to catch the other members. 
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