(IAAC) Obj: M103 - Inst: 10" Newt, EQ mount, f4.5, 1140mm fl


Observer: Mark Paulson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 09-22-00/20:30 MDT
Location of site: 6 mi NW of Kalispell, MT (Lat 48.2, Elev 3000')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10" Newt, EQ mount, f4.5, 1140mm fl
Magnification: 26mm Plossl: 44X, 9mm Plossl: 127X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M103
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Loose collection of stars with a large varience in magnitudes.  Field consists
of 3 pairs of fairly bright stars of same magnitude; 3 more pairs, less bright
of same magnitude and 3 additional pairs even fainter.  Interspersed amongst
these pairs are mumerous, very faint stars.  Note:  Approximately 40' east of
M103 is a very tight grouping of stars, roughly in the shape of a pentagon.
Three are nearly the same magnitude, one is fainter and the fifth is very faint.
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