Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 559Other name: OCL 322
RA: 1h 29.5m DEC: +63° 19'
Constellation: CAS
Type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 9.5
Size: 4.4'
Number of stars: 60
Brightest star: 10.6
Classification: II 2 m
Description: Cl,B,pL,pRi
Notes: H VII 48
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 26/27.9.2005 1:00
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 5
Background sky: 5NE lim mag: 5.5
Visuality: IHeight: 0°
Weather: +9°C, 35% Moon in east, moist and generally pathetic
Description: A beautiful and detached group of 11-15 mag stars. There is five empty cells inside the group and several starchains.
Updated: 21.10.2005 11:05