NGC 559

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Sketch of NGC 559

Sketch of NGC 559
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Observation Notes:

This grainy, irregular open cluster lies at the head of a chain of splattered stars at low power. At 120X, it is bracketed by two bright, wide doubles. Three brighter stars mark its southeast corner as a triangle. I plotted 13 stars within, but others were flickering into grasp as I continued to observe. It did not appear condensed, was pretty rough around the edges, appeared elongated northeast to southwest, and was about 6 x 5 arcminutes in diameter.

DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 559

Sketch/DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 559

SubjectNGC 559
Other Desig.Cr 13, OCL 322, Lund 45, H VII-48, h 124, GC 330
ClassificationOpen Cluster (I 1 m)
Position*Cassiopeia: [01 29 29.1 +63 18 30]
Brightness*9.5 vMag
Date/TimeOCT 03, 2010, 11:45 PM MST
(OCT 04, 2010, 0645 UT)
Observing Loc.Home - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
InstrumentSkyQuest XT8 (8 inch f/5.9 Dobsonian)
Eyepieces/Mag.Pentax XW10
ConditionsMostly clear, calm, humid, cool
Seeing4/10 Pickering
TransparencySQM 20.5 mag/arcsec2
*SourcesSIMBAD; DSS; NGC/IC Project

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