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Object:

Stargate

Constellation:

Corvus

RA:

12h35m56.3s

DEC:

-12001'15"

Magnification:

166

Filter:

None

Field:

18'

Pos. Angle:

-

Object Info:

Star 20 from Phil Harrington's "The Deep Sky, an Introduction" Also known as Stargate or Delta-Wing Starship. A triange within a triangle. A beautiful sight and easy to find. From Delta Corvi move to Eta Corvi. Center Eta Corvi in your field of view. Go North for about 3 degrees. and you will see a triangle of stars in your finderscope. The point of the triangle points in the direction of two fainter stars, which stand close together. They can just be detected in a my 8x50 finderscope. These two stars are the two brightest of Star 20, an asterism of 6 stars. magnitude ranging from 7 to 11.

Orientation:

North is up, west is to the left

Miscallenous information

Date:

18-Apr-2003

Time (GMT):

21.00.00

Location:

50.55N 6.03E

Experience:

Beginner

Instrument:

8 inch klevtsov-cassegrain TAL 200K

Magnification used

62,5, 80, 100, 133, 166

Filters used:

None

The Seeing:

6. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Fine detail is lost at medium power

Transparency:

3. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Haze is noticable towards the horizon, but the overhead sky is perfectly transparent

The sky darkness:

8. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Sky is bright, similar to three quart moon

Naked eye limiting magnitude:

5

Moonfase:

Just below the horizon