Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 6664Other name: OCL 68
RA: 18h 36.6m DEC: -7° 49'
Constellation: SCT
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 7.8
Size: 16'
Number of stars: 50
Brightest star: 10.1
Classification: III 2 m
Description: Cl,L,pRi,vlC
Notes: H VIII 12,Contains Cepheid variable EV Sct
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date: 24/25.8.2009 23:45
Instrument: Newton 300/1500 mm
Magnification: 214xFilter: -
Field: 23'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IHeight: 17°
Weather: +5°C
Description: I tried this object few nights ago but without success because it was plotted on the wrong place in TriAtlas. Actually I saw it then but wasn't sure that it was the object. Anyway, this time I had to hurry with the sketch because NGC 6664 was slowly sliding to behind the trees. There are five to seven stars brighter than 11 mag and about 25 fainter stars visible at 214x.
Updated: 3.9.2009 18:42