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(IAAC) Obj: NGC957 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield



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Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 25.01.2000 19:30 MET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 820ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 16x 21x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC957
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 p
Constellation: Per
Data: mag 7,6  size 11'
Position: RA 02:33.6  DEC +57:32
Description:
This open cluster is located not far from h/Chi Persei. I found it moving my
scope from 11 Persei north past Tr 2. Next to the cluster is a striking square
of 7m stars. NGC957 is at the south end of the right side of this square round
a 7.6m star. I had to use averted vision to glimpse a small glitter. Thus in my
scope it appeared very faint. I weren't able to distinguish between different
stars.
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