(IAAC) Obj: M25 - Inst: XT-8, 1200mm dob
Observation Poster: Barry Martasian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Observer: Barry Martasian
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: September 1, 2001, 8:15pm to 10:30pm
Location of site: Narrow River, Narragansett, Rhode Island (Lat Narrow River, Narragansett, Rhode Island, Elev sea level)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Great - full or very near object
Instrument: XT-8, 1200mm dob
Magnification: 80x and 160 with barlow
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Scattered Galactic cluster
Data: mag 6 size
Position: RA : DEC :
This cluster is 2,000 light years away and according to Burnham's has about 50 stars brighter than Mag.12.
It can be discribed as being "delicate" and rather "unspectacular" with a small concentration of stars in the center. When using 80X much of the clusters brighter stars can be seen. When the eyepiece is doubled to about 160X the view becomes much narrower but many of the dimmer back ground stars appear.
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